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Prathyangira Devi Temple Chennai Entry Fee

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Prathyangira Devi Temple Chennai Phone

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Prathyangira Devi Temple Chennai Address: Sri Prathyangira Swami Sitherpedam Trust , KK Salai Sholinga, Nellor, KTK Town, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600119, India

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Prathyangira Devi Temple Chennai Timings

Day Timing
Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wedesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is the key economic, educational and cultural centre of South India. It is the fourth most populous urban agglomeration of the country. The bustling capital city of the state exhibits a perfect blend of age-old traditions and the modern culture. A gateway to South India, Chennai is a modern cosmopolitan city.

A city where culture and traditions go hand in hand is visited by several tourists every year. Navigating through the splendid city is going to be an enticing experience introducing the travellers to the rich history, amazing culture and mouth-watering cuisines.

Chennai proffers imposing religious sites for the travellers to marvel at and experience the spirituality. One of the enticing sacred Hindu religious shrines to visit is the Prathyangira Devi temple situated in Sholinganallur, Chennai. The religious site dedicated to the graceful form of Goddess Prathyangira Devi namely Shri Maha Prathyangira Devi, is thronged with pilgrims seeking her blessings.

People believe that her blessings bring in solution to all sorts of problems, diseases, curses and obstacles of the devotees. Goddess Prathyangira is a manifestation of Goddess Kali who appears in the lion form to calm Lord Vishnu’s incarnation as Narsimha Avatar.

History of Prathyangira Devi Temple Chennai

People will be delighted to learn the legends relating to the temple. It is believed that Prathyangira Devi originated from the third eye of Lord Shiva and took the form of a half human and half lion.

Legends state that all the Gods requested Lord Shiva to pacify the anger of Narsimha Swamy who was in rage after he killed the demon Hriyanyakashyap. Lord Shiva took incarnation as Lord Sarabeeshwara invoking the three shaktis (Parvati, Mahalakshmi and Saraswathi) but he could not fight against Narsimha Swami who took the form of Gandaberunda.

As such Goddess Parvati manifested as Prathyangira and put an end to the fight between Sarabeeshwara and Ganaberunda. It is believed that she possessed the powers of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Parvati. There are other mythological stories associated to the Goddess who is also popular as Narsimhi or Narashimika.

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Architecture of Prathyangira Devi Temple Chennai

Travellers will be enchanted with the beautifully painted rajagopuram that greets visitors to the temple built as per the Vaastu shastra. An appealing sacred complex enshrines Goddess Varahi, Goddess Neela Saraswathi, Lord Sarabeswara, Lord Ganesha, Lord Muruga, Lord Panjamukha Anjaneya, Lord Agni, Lord Ayyappa, Lord Narsimha, God Rahu, God Ketu, Lord Shiva, Goddess Kalikambal, Lord Saneeswara and Lord Guruvayurappa.

Devotees can also worship Sri Panchamukhi Hanuman, Uchista Ganapati, Chandrashtama Ganapati, Annapoorni, Chamunda Bhadrakali, Gaytri devi, Akasa Lingeswara, Sri Nagaraja Karkodaga Swamy, Ashta Parivarars Nagas, Garudan, Chamunda Bhadrakali, Sri Karupanna Swamy, Aghora Veerbhadra Swamy, Indrakshi devi, Dakshinamurthy and Bhairavar.

Events at Prathyangira Devi Temple Chennai

Special poojas or worship is offered very often in the auspicious temple. Yagyas or Homams are performed seeking to destroy the influences of evil forces and black magic. Red chillies are offered and hommas are conducted by the priests on every Amavasya or the no moon day and Purnima or full moon day.

Entry Fees and Timings of Prathyangira Devi Temple Chennai

There is no entry fee for visiting the temple. Temple is open from 8:00 AM in the morning till 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM in the evening till 8:00 PM at night. On Sundays the temple is open from 8:00 AM in the morning till 1:00 PM in the afternoon and 4:00 PM in the evening till 8:30 PM at night.

Nearby Attractions

Key treasures near Prathyangira Devi Temple include ISKCON Temple and Click Art Museum. Discover the serenity of the small shrine along with the other draws of the city boarding our one day Chennai tour packages or customize your tour.

How to reach Prathyangira Devi Temple Chennai

Chennai is well connected with various parts of the country and the world through all modes of transport of air, road and railway. Chennai International airport is one of the busiest airports in India. It is well linked with other countries through various flights that fly in and out from the Anna terminal. Domestic flights take off from Kamaraj terminal.

Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore are the two main long-distance railway stations. Trains linking the capital city with other cities of the country can be boarded from Chennai Central and trains connecting the city to other parts of the state run from Chennai Egmore station.

It has one of Asia’s largest bus stations. Both private and government bus operators run buses from CMBT (Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal) that connects the city to other cities of the country. MTC (Metropolitan Transport Corporation) has several buses connecting almost every part of the city.

Local buses, electric trains and metro trains are often the preferred modes of transport for journeys within the city. Prathyangira Devi Temple is situated in Sholinganallur near the Bay of Bengal beach on the banks of Buckingham Canal. It lies just two km away from old Mahabalipuram Road on the link connecting it to the East Coast Road. People can take a taxi, autorickshaw, local bus or private cab to reach the temple from the airport, railway station or bus stand.

FAQs and General Information about Pratyangira Devi Temple Chennai

Why to visit Prathyangira Devi Temple?

Prathyangira Devi Temple should be visited if you are in Chennai to experience its divinity and tranquillity. There are very few temples enshrining Prathyangira Devi.

When to visit Prathyangira Devi Temple?

Prathyangira Devi temple can be visited anytime during the year however people prefer visiting Chennai only during the months of November to February as the temperature and humidity is less as compared to the rest of the year.

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