Goddess Pratyingara Devi is a very powerful form of Shakti who destroyed Lord Sarabheshwara’s arrogance. She is half human and half lion form that is enveloped as bliss in her beej mantra ksham. When her energy manifests, it’s often a very swift ferocious current.
Sri Pratyangira Devi is also associated with Shri Chakra. When a devotee invokes her in the Shri Chakra, she protects them against all odds and guides them in the right direction. Prathyingara Devi is a combination of lion and human and her other names are Narasimhika and Atharvana Bhadra Kali. Pratyangira sadhana protects a person from unseen evil like black magic, negative planetary impacts, snake and evil eye dosha, and other malicious forces. She is described by Tamil pundits as ‘Ashta Nagam Konda Kali Thirisuli’ which means the Goddess Kali with a trident and bearing eight snakes on the body.
Pratyangira Devi Homam will be performed on a very special day which is Durgashtami – October 13, 2021, and the time window will be last 24 minutes on Ashtami Tithi and the first 24 minutes of Navami Tithi. The time is very auspicious to worship Goddess Pratyangira, an incarnation of Durga in honor of her power to destroy evil, grant strength, optimism and virtues to her people. It’s said that Mother Durga was created on this day by Trinity Gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Worshipping her on this day gives blessings of prosperity, success, peace and happiness.