Pratyangira Devi discovers place as one of the most powerful goddesses in the Vedic realm and is known for being worshipped before the pre-Vedic era. She is a dominant manifestation of Shakti, who is known to curb negative influences with supreme authority. The ultimate goddess is recognized as Adharvana Bhadra Kali, Simi, Purana Chandi, and Nikumbila. The goddess is, however, distinguished the most by the name Pratyangira. Once, two great sages Pratyangi and Angirasa were meditating and discovered a divine figure with a lion’s head and a gorgeous woman’s body. The divinity got impressed by their contemplation, and she appeared in front of them. The imperial goddess gave them the boon that she will now be recognised and admired by an amalgamation of their name that is Pratyangira.


The supreme goddess Pratyangira acquires immense powers and owns the calibre to shatter negativity from the root. The ultimate divinity possesses a dark hue and bright red eyes. The mighty Devi possesses 1008 faces and 2016 hands. She rides on a chariot pulled by four lions which embody four Vedas. The divine power represents the power of 1008-petalled Sahasrara Chakra, the prevailing chakra of cosmic stability. The phenomenal goddess is also known as Narasimhi, which implies that she acquires a lion’s face and body as an elegant woman.

Pratyangira Devi is eminent to shatter the arrogance and domination of Sarabheswara, a violent manifestation of supreme Lord Shiva. The imperial goddess is known as Mahashatru Nashini or the destroyer of all opposing forces. The supreme goddess carries the Narasimha avatar. She is half human and half lion in this aspect and degrades the hostile powers with concrete powers. The principal divinity acquires elaborate descriptions in Rigveda, Ramayana, and Atharvaveda. The potent goddess is closely linked with supreme Lord Bhairava and is known as powerful Atharvana-Bhadra-Kali.


How to worship mighty Pratyangira Devi?

Durgashtami is the most prominent and celebrated day to adore the powers of goddess Pratyangira. Wake up early on this day, take a bath and clean the puja area. Place the idol or image of Pratyangira Devi on a particular decorative site adorned with red cloth. Ignite a lamp in front of the idol and devote fresh fruits and flowers to the prominent goddess.


After worshipping, perform the devoted chanting of the following mantras to please the divine energies of great Pratyangira Devi. Make sure you either chant these mantras 9, 108, or 1008 times. While chanting the mantra, adore Pratyangira Devi yantra to multiply the power of worshipping.


Following are the most prominent mantras to adore the great goddess Pratyangira Devi. 


  • Aum Aparajithayai Vidmahe Shatru Nishoodinyai DheemahiTanno Pratyangira Prachodayaat


  • Aum Ksham Paksha Jvala Jihve Karala DamshtrePratyangire Ksham Hreem Hum Phat

Boons of worshipping Pratyangira Devi on Durgashtami


Here are a few great boons of admiring Pratyangira Devi on Durgashtami-


  • Pratyangira Devi’s admiration on Durgashtami blesses with utmost prosperity and abundance.

  • The worship of the great goddess brings an aura of exhilaration and bliss.

  • Adoring the supreme deity assists in bringing harmony and peace in life.

  • Pratyangira Devi keeps the enemies and all the negative influences away.

  • Worshipping the supreme divinity curbs the adverse consequences of black magic.


If you want to enlighten your life with more prosperity, bliss, and glory, then worship the great goddess Pratyangira Devi on Durgashtami with utmost dedication and concentration.