Friday, May 4, 2018

Prathiyangara Devi Temple, Moratandi, Villupuram

Prathiyangara Devi Temple, Moratandi, Villupuram
Prathiyangara Devi Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Prathiyangara Devi located in Moratandi Village near Union Territory of Pondicherry in Villupuram District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is situated on NH 32 (Chennai to Nagapattinam Highway) between Tindivanam and Pondicherry. The Temple is located very close to Pondicherry.



Legends
According to the history, goddess Prathiyangara is a lion headed form of the divine mother. Prathiyangara Devi has been created to calm down the anger of Lord Narasimha. When Lord Narasimha, killed the demon Hiranyakasipu, his anger had not reduced and this worried the other Gods. So, they went to Lord Shiva to calm Lord Narasimha down. Lord Shiva took the Tri Shakthi’s (Goddess Parvati, Mahalakshmi and Saraswathi). He combined the powers of Trishakthi and showed up in the form of Lord Sarabeswara. This is the most powerful form of lord Shiva.
God Narasimha was not calmed down even by lord Shiva. Finally, goddess Shakthi appeared in the form of huge and fearful goddess called Prathiyangara. Prathiyangara with Shoolini Durga gave knowledge to God Narasimha and then he realized that his work had been completed after which he calmed down. Goddess Prathiyangara Devi protects her devotees from all types of harms.   
History
Prathiyangara Devi Temple was constructed by Nadathur Janardhana Swamigal.
The Temple
This temple is dedicated to goddess Prathiyangara Devi. The height of the statue of the goddess is 72 feet. The deity has a lion head, with bulging eyes, a long necklace of skulls around her and her skin is blue colour. In her right hand, she holds a Trishul (Trident) and in the left hand, she holds a head. There is a small underground temple where poojas are performed. The temple is about 4 feet underground. Left side of the temple contain Sarabeswarar temple which has big idol of Sarabeswarar.


Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 08.00 am to 01.00 pm and from 03.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Festivals
Prathyangira Homam is performed every month on Shukla Paksha Ashtami (Waxing Moon). Every New Moon Day, special poojas are performed. 
Contact
Prathiyangara Devi Temple,
Moratandi – 605 101
Villupuram District
Phone: +91 413 320 4288 / 2234931
Mobile: +91 9488483268
Connectivity
The Temple is situated on NH 32 (Chennai to Nagapattinam Highway) between Tindivanam and Pondicherry. The Temple is located very close to Pondicherry. The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Moratandi Saneeswarar Temple, 4 Kms from Thiruchitrambalam Junction Koot Road, 2 Kms from Pondicherry – Tindivanam Toll Gate, 6 Kms from Panchavati Anjaneyar Temple, 5 Kms from Irumbai Maha Kaleswarar Temple, 8 Kms from Sedarapet, 11 Kms from Vanur, 9 Kms from Pondicherry Main Bus Stand, 10 Kms from Puducherry Railway Station, 5 Kms from Pondicherry Airport, 37 Kms from Tindivanam, 154 Kms from Chennai and 142 Kms from Chennai Airport. Buses from Pondicherry to Tindivanam and vice versa will stop at Toll gate.

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