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Vanabadrakaliamman – About Goddess Vanabadrakali Amman

Vanabadrakaliamman is worshipped mainly in certain rural temples in Tamil Nadu. She is a fierce manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. In fact, she is Goddess Kali – Devi Bhadrakali. The deity is part of the Amman worship prevalent in Tamil Nadu. The most popular legend has it that she blessed the Pandavas of the Mahabharata in the fight against seven Aravalli Sisters who were harassing people through witch craft. It was with her blessing that the Pandavas were able to overcome the sorcery and witchcraft of the evil sisters.

Another legend has it that Pagasooran, a demon, was terrorizing people in the region. They complained to Bhima, the second of the Pandavas. Pagasooran was equal in strength to the powerful Bhima. Finally with the blessing of Vanabadrakaliamman, Bhima overcame Pagasooran.
On of the most popular temples dedicated to Vanabadrakaliamman is located around 5 km from Mettupalayam near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
Vanabadrakaliamman is worshipped for early marriage and hea…

Tree to Carve Lord Balabhadra Murti for Puri Jagannath Temple Nabakalebara Found near Goddess Sarala Temple at Jagatsinghpur

The tree to carve Lord Balabhadra Murti during Nabakalebara 2015 was found near Goddess Sarala Temple at Kanak Pur in Tirtol Block in Jagatsinghpur. Along with Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshna are the four important mutis worshipped at Puri Jagannath Temple.
During the Nabakalebara ritual, new murtis are carved and they replace the existing murtis worshipped in the Puri Jagannath Temple. Odisha Diary Reports
This was informed by the Chief Administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration Suresh Mohapatra. Mohapatra said that the Banajaga Yatra team will reach Sarala on April 19 and rituals such as Ankuraropana and a three day long Yagyan  will be performed under the tree before cutting it down for Daru Bramha.