Pratyuangira Devi Temple is located in Bangalore’s Turahalli neighborhood, along Kanakapura Road. Beautiful architecture from the Pandyan dynasty, created in Agama shastra (one of the vedic styles).
There are many Pratyuangira Devi temples in Bangalore. The one in Turahalli is very famous and is visited by people across the city.
Pratyuangira Devi is the goddess who represents all 64 goddesses in Hindu mythology. She is a Hindu Goddess associated with Shakti, Hinduism’s immortal energy concept.
She is characterized as a deity having the face of a lioness and the body of a human. The balance of virtue and evil is represented by this lion-human hybrid.
Pratyangira is primarily envisioned as a protective, ferocious goddess capable of unleashing a torrent of fury and destruction in order to vanquish evil. She is regarded as a formidable protector against the effects of black magic.
Every Amavasya and Pornima, dry red Chiilis homas are held here.
Legend of Goddess Pratyuangira Devi
As per Markandeya Purana, at the start of the Satya yuga, the Lord Narasimha, an avatar of Vishnu, killed the demon King Hiranyakashipu by tearing up his body and drinking his blood.
Lord Narasimha was drunk on rage and could not be stopped because of the anger in Hiranyakashipu’s body and the malicious effects of human blood.
Lord Shiva appeared as Sarabeswara, a bird-animal-human hybrid, to soothe Lord Narasimha with the power of compassion. When Lord Narasimha saw this, he produced Gandaberunda, a two-headed bird who was Sarabeswara’s polar opposite.
When Sarabeshwara saw this, he transformed into Bhairava (Shiva’s ferocious form) and used his third eye to create the goddess Pratyuangira.
Devi Pratyuangira calmed down Lord Narasimha.
Pratyuangira appeared to be flying in the air. Her stature was strong, and she towered over the other gods and goddesses.
She had a thousand lion faces, 2,000 eyes, probably 2,000 hands with multiple weapons, and a thousand tongues, and her head was above the entire sky and her feet well into the down from afar.
Her creation is said to have come with thunder and lightning, and as soon as Narasimha Swami saw her massive figure, he grasped the significance of his duty and quickly left Ugra(roaring) Narsimha avataram for Shanta Narasimha.
Atharvana Bhadrakali – The other form of Goddess Pratyuangira Devi
Atharvana Bhadrakali is another name for Ma Pratyuangira.
For thousands of years, sages and Goddess worshippers have believed that she is the only Goddess capable of removing the effects of black magic and from possessed bodies and restoring them to a magnificent state.
How to reach Pratyuangira Devi Temple in Bangalore
This famous temple is located at below address:
Address of Pratyuangira Devi Temple in Bangalore: Turahalli, Uttarahalli Hobli, Subramanyapura Post, Bengaluru.
Pratyuangira Devi Temple Timings
The temple opens at 6.00 AM morning and closed at 12.00 noon and reopens at 6.00 PM in the evening,
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