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Prathyangira Devi Temple near Kumbakonam – Ayyavadi Pratyangira Devi Temple

Prathyangira Devi Temple is located at Ayyavadi near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. GoddessPrathyangira is an Ugra Avatar or powerful incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The most important ritual at Ayyavadi Pratyangira Devi Temple is Nikumbala Yajna performed on no moon days. It is said that Bhagvan Sri Ram performed this yajna to overcome Ravana and Indrajith.

Lord Shiva is worshiped as Agastheeswarar and Mother Goddess is also worshipped as Dharma Samvardini.

Prathyangira Devi murti is black in color wears crescent moon on the head and she holds trident, pasa, damaru and is accompanied by Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswathi.

Shiva’s manifestation of Sharabha is also worshipped in the temple. The belief is that Sharabha appeared to control the Narasimha avatar of Vishnu. Prathyangira Devi is believed to have appeared from the forehead of Sharabha.

Nikumbala Yajna 

Nikumbala Yajna performed on no moon days attracts thousands of devotees. It is performed to defeat enemies, to get jobs, to progress in work and business, for early marriage and for regaining lost position and items. Those having trouble with Shani in horoscope also perform the yajna.

Nikumbala Yajna is a an elaborate yajna in which 108 items are used including fruits, chilies, vegetables, nuts, silk saris etc.

The wonder in this temple is that even though several bags of chillies are used in yajna, the spicy smoke emanating from the yajna doest not create any sort of problems like itching to eyes etc.

Prathyangira Devi Temple Timing

Morning Darshan is from
 5:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening Darshan is from
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Prathyangira Devi Temple is near to the famous Kumbakonam Uppiliappan temple.
Kumbakonam town is around 6 km from the temple.

Contact information
Ayyavadi Sri Mahaprithyangardevi Temple
Sri. A.N.Dhandabani Gurukkal,
Sannathi Street, Ayyavadi,
Thirunageswram - 612204, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu

Phone: +914352463414 & +914352464452
Mobile: +919442422053 & +919047881000