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Goddess Nilakanthi

Goddess Nilakanthi is one among the numerous manifestations of Goddess Durga. She is counted one among the nine durgas in the Agamas. Goddess Nilakanthi is the bestower of wealth and happiness to her devotees.

Goddess Nilakanthi is depicted as having four arms. She holds trishul, khetaka and a drinking vessel. One of her hands is in Varada pose.

There are no known temples where Goddess Nilakanthi is exclusively worshipped. She is worshipped as subsidiary deity in temples in South India.

It is also difficult to recognize Her Murti as she is considered as Durga in many temples. The name Nilakanthi will not be mentioned near the murti.