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Vanabadrakaliamman – Information About Goddess Vanabadrakaliamman

Vanabadrakaliamman is worshipped mainly in certain rural temples in Tamilnadu. 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 witchcraft. 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 healthy children. She also helps her devotees in overcoming the effect of sorcery and witchcraft.

Please note that there is another similar concept of worship in South India and it known as Vanadurga.