Sri Maha Prathyangira
Devi is the goddess who saves us from fear. This Temple is situated in
Shoilnganallur, Chennai. Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi is a powerful Devi
who is said to have destroyed Sarabheswara's arrogance. Sarabheswara is
a ugra avatar of Siva. She is also known as Narasimhika [ in
Kalisahasranama Stotram] : She who is the Ferocious Half Human Half Lion
of Courage. It is said that when Narashimhika shake her Lion's Mane, she
throws the stars into disarray. She is enveloped as bliss in the letter
"Ksham".The name is because of the Two great sages
Prathyagiras and Angiras visualised and initiated this dynamic divine
force and she is known by their names.
Here Maha Prathyangira
Devi is the main Goddess and the Otheres are Lord Ganesh, Neela
Saraswathi ( Goddess for Education), Mahisha Varahi, AnnaPoorani (
Goddess of Food), Swami Ayyappan, Panjamuga Anjaneyr ( Lord Anjaneya
with 5 faces), Lord Shiva, Lord Muruga, Lord Nagaraja ( God of
This Temple is situated
in the suburb Sholinganallur of chennai. It is exactly located in the
mid of the bye-pass road that connects ECR and Sholinganallur. From
Thiruvanmiyur it is around 13 Kms away. Here a number of different
Poojas are carried out regularly.
The Temple is kept open
from 08.00 am - 12.00 pm and in the evening , from 04.00 pm - 08.00 pm.
The Abishekam to the Goddess starts by 06.00 am, but the other visitors
who have not got the Abishekam ticket will be allowed only after 08.00
From Thiruvanmiyur C51 is
the bus that takes you directly to the Temple. But the frequency of the
bus service is not so frequent. If you get down at Sholinganallur, you
have to walk or get an auto for 1 Km.
Only a few shops are
available near the temple. You have to come to Sholinganallur for your
purchases or eatings , etc.
The main prasatham an
offering to the Lord here is Kumkum. The Temple has main attractions are
that all the Lords are with an Angry face and that means to kill the
This Temple is located at
a very calm and cool location. It is such a nice experience visiting the
Temple. People are not allowed to take photographs or videos at any
cost. The Temple is under renovation. But that is not disturbing the
Varahi has the face of
a boar (pig), her eyes are sharp and her power is said to be in her nose ; her
breath can do it all. In Srividya upasana, Varahi is considered to be the Shakti
who can take the Bhaktha closer to Sri Lalitha. Whoever chants her name three
times is relieved of any problems. She is considered to be the 5th among the
Saptha Mathas - Brahmi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani,
Chamundi. Varahi possesses an abundance of Dhairyam, Veeryam, Vijayam. She is
very quick to act to the cries of her bhakthas
"AUM GUM GANAPATEYE
"AUM AND SALUTATIONS TO THE REMOVER OF OBSTACLES FOR WHICH GUM IS THE SEED."
SEEN OR UNSEEN OBSTACLES WHICH SEEM TO BE STANDING IN THE WAY OF YOUR PROGRESS
We worship the three-eyed One, Lord Siva, Who is fragrant and Who nourishes all
beings; May He liberate me from the death, for the sake of Immortality, just as
the ripe cucumber gets severed from the bondage of the vines.
"AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA".
THIS RELATES TO THE FIRST SIX CHAKRAS ON THE SPINE….. EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR
AND ETHER. THIS WILL LEAD YOU TO SIDDHA YOGA OR THE YOGA OF PERFECTION OF THE
THE GAYATRI MANTRA OF SHIVA:
AUM TATPUSHAYA VIDMAHE
SAHASRAKSHAYA MAHADEVAYA DEHEEMAHI
TANNO RUDRAH PRACHODAYAT
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