Timings : 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
Located 6 kms from Kumbakonam, in the village of Ayyavadi, the famous Pratyangira Devi Temple is enshrined by Goddess Pratyangira - an incarnation of Goddess Kali. Believed to be at least a 1000 years old, the shrine is related to the times of the Mahabharata. The idol of the presiding deity Pratyangira is flanked by those of Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati. Situated at a distance of 500 metres from the Uppiliappan Temple, the shrine is highly revered by the Hindus and is a popular pilgrimage spot.
Goddess Kali is installed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and is known as Pratyangira Devi. The Devi has a face of a lion and is seated on a huge chariot, has eight hands and four lions occupy her sidespace. It is believed that worshipping at Pratayangira Devi temple can ward off evil spirits, and can solve the unsolvable problems in the lives of the devotees. A special yagna is conducted every new moon day from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and red chillies are offered to the goddess. A sacred Banyan tree is also present in the premises.
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