Pratyangira

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Pratyangira
Goddess of Victory
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Goddess Pratyangira
Sanskrit प्रत्यङ्गिरा
Affiliation Devi, Associated with Shakti
Weapon Trishula (trident), Shankha (conch shell), Chakra (discus), Gada (mace)
Mount Simha (lion)
Texts Atharvaveda

Pratyangira (Sanskrit: प्रत्यङ्गिरा; Pratyaṅgirā, IPA: / 'Pratyangira/) also called Atharvana Bhadrakaali, Narasimhi or Narashimhika, is a Hindu Goddess associated with Shakti, the Hindu concept of eternal energy. She is described as a goddess with a lioness's face and a human body. This combination of lion and human forms represents the balance of good and evil.

In Hindu Epics[edit]

The Pratyangira yantra.

Prathyangira is also mentioned in the Hindu epic Ramayana. Indrajit was performing "Nikumbala yaga" (a sacred ritual to worship Prathyangira) [1] while Rama and his soldiers were waging war in Lanka. Hanuman came down to stop this ritual because he knew that if Indrajit completed it, he would become invincible.

Pratyangira Devi Homam (Havan)[edit]

Havan dedicated to Pratyangira devi is performed at many places for the welfare of the people and for eliminating the influences of evil forces. In some temples Pratyangira Devi Homam (Havan) is performed on days of Amavasya.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi: The Goddess to Counter Black Magic". Indiadivine.org. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Pratyangira Devi Homa". nanjangud.info. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 

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