Pratyuangira Devi Temple , Bangalore

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.

Address of Sri Pratyangira Devi Temple, Turahalli

Sri Jnana Muneshwara Swamy and Shri Pratyangira Devi Temple, Turahalli, Uttarahalli Hobli, Subramanyapura Post , Bangalore – 560062

Mobile: +91-9845996306, +91-9916163322

How to reach Sri Pratyangira Devi Temple, Turahalli

If you are coming by train, please note that the nearest railway station to the temple is as below:

  •  KSR Bengaluru (approximately 13 km),
  • Yesvantpur Railway Station (27 km),
  • Kengeri Railway Station (8.4 km)

THe nearest metro station to Sri Pratyangira Devi Temple, Turahalli as below

  •  Vajarahalli Metro Station (1-2 km)
  • Doddakallasandra Metro Station (2.3 km),
  • Yelachenahalli Metro Station (4.7 km)

If you are coming by bus, please note the details of nearest bus stop

  • Uttarahalli bus stop (2 km),
  • Subramanyapura post-office (1 km)

Sri Pratyangira Devi Temple, Turahalli open time

Monday6 AM to 12 PM & 5 PM to 8 PM
Tuesday6 AM to 12 PM & 5 PM to 8 PM
Wednesday6 AM to 12 PM & 5 PM to 8 PM
Thursday6 AM to 12 PM & 5 PM to 8 PM
Friday6 AM to 12 PM & 5 PM to 8 PM
Saturday6 AM to 12 PM & 5 PM to 8 PM
Sunday6 AM to 12 PM & 5 PM to 8 PM

Days like Amavasya and Pournima hava a bit different timings.

Plesae note that Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, Amavasya, and Pournima are considered special days.

When is Maha Pratyangira Homa performed at the temple

Maha Pratyangira Homa (using with dry red chilies) is performed on every Amavasya and Pournima.

Homa Timings are 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Devotees can offer Dry red chilies, white mustard, crystal salt, ghee, black pepper, dry ginger, garlic, lemon garland, fruits, flowers and others.

You can also contact the temple at – click here

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