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Ashwarooda Devi – About Hindu Goddess Aswaruda Devi

Ashwarooda Devi is one among the numerous incarnations of Goddess Shakthi. She made her appearance when Goddess Lalita Devi was fighting Demon Bhandasura. The greatness about Aswarooda Devi is found mainly in Brahmanda Purana.

It is believed that Aswarooda Devi appeared from the Pasham, or rope, of Goddess Lalitha Devi. She sat on a horse named Aparajitha and led a horse troupe in the battle against Bhandasura.

The Devi is depicted as having four hands. She holds in her hands pasham (noose or rope), ankusham (goad), small whip (in some texts it is cane) and reins of horses. She wears red color dress. She has a positive and happy face. She wears moon on her head.

Symbolically, this goddess represents the one who controls the mind that moves fast like a horse in all directions. She is propitiated for gaining control of mind.

Ashwarooda Devi Mantra

Om Ashwaroodaya Devi Namah

The mantra is to be chanted 108 times on a Friday morning. The person chanting the mantra should plant trees and feed animals on the day.

Additional Information About Ashwarooda Devi 

Some devotees believe that Goddess Ashwarooda is a manifestation of Goddess Durga. Another set of devotees believe is manifested from Goddess Parvati Devi. There is another set of sadhakas who believe differently from the above two concepts.

There is belief in South India to get an ideal husband or wife one should chant the Ashwarooda mantra.

It is believed that chanting the mantra will help in fulfillment of all wishes of a devotee.

Vaishika Tantra (13th shatakam) states that a person can attain victory over the world by chanting the Ashwarooda Mantra.

Ashwarooda Devi And Horse

There is reference to the goddess in the Lalitopakhyanam. She has the capability to control and hypnotise horses using her hands, fingers and legs. She can also make horses do many different acts.

The horse of Ashwarooda Devi is known as Aparajitha. It is white in color.

Pasha or noose is the weapon the Goddess. 

She destroyed the army of Bhandasura using the Pasha. She also overpowered and annihilated 20 akshauhini army of demon Karundasura. 

The dhyana shloka of Ashwarooda devi is found in the Shilparatna. 

The image of Ashwarooda Devi is found in many temples in Kerala. Her sculpture made of wood is found in the Thuravoor Narasimha Swami Temple and Kaviyoor Temple. 

She is depicted in the mural paintings in many temples in Kerala.