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This temple for Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi is situated in a small village called Ayyavadi around 6 kms from Kumbakonam.
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Located just 500 mts from Uppiliappan temple, this village was once called as Aivar Padi.According to legends, the 5 Pandavas visited this place, kept their weapons under a tree, worshipped Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi and went around in the forests. As the five Pandavas worshipped here, it is beleived that the place was called as Aivar Padi which later changed as Ayyavadi.
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This temple, dedicated to Sri Maha Prathyangira [[Devi]], is situated in [[a]] small village called Ayyavadi around 6 kilometers from Kumbakonam.  Ayyavadi is located just 500 meters from the Uppiliappan temple.
  
Lord Vishnu took the Narasimha Avatar to kill the demon king Hiranyakasipu who is the father of Prahalada. After being so furiously fought with so much of power to kill the king, the anger and the fierce of Narasimha didnt come down. With so much of hyper Narasimha couldn't make out between good and bad people and started disturbing everyone and no one could control him. People prayed Lord Shiva to save them.
 
  
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==Temple & Area History==
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===[[Mahabharata]]===
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According to legends, the 5 Pandavas visited this place, kept their weapons under [[a]] tree, worshiped Sri Maha Prathyangira [[Devi]] and roamed the forests. It is believed that this village was called as Aivar Padi during the time the five Pandavas worshiped here, which later changed to Ayyavadi.
  
Lord Shiva took a new and more powerful form or Avatar as Sarabeswara, with lion's face and eagle's wings. Shakthi accompanied Lord Shiva in the form of Sri Mahaprathyangira Devi seated on one of the wings of Sri Sarabeswara. Sarabeswarar went and subsided Narasimha's anger to bring back peace. Hence both Sri Mahaprathyangira Devi and Sri Sarabeswara are beleived to be more powerful than any other powers.
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===Narasimha [[Avatar]] & Sarabeswara/Sri Mahaprathyangira Avatar-s===
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Lord [[Vishnu]] took the Narasimha [[Avatar]] to kill the demon king Hiranyakasipu, the father of Prahalada. The fierce Narasimha's anger did not subside even after killing Hiranyakasipu. Lord Narasimha began to disturb everyone, so the people prayed to [[Lord Shiva]] to save them.
  
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[[Lord Shiva]] took a new and more powerful form (or [[Avatar]]) as Sarabeswara, with a lion's face and eagle's wings. Shakthi accompanied Lord [[Shiva]] in the form of Sri Mahaprathyangira [[Devi]] seated on one of the wings of Sri Sarabeswara. Sarabeswarara went and subsided Narasimha's anger to bring back peace. Hence both Sri Mahaprathyangira [[Devi]] and Sri Sarabeswara are believed to be more powerful.
  
In Ramayana, Indrajit, son of Ravana performed a Yaga called "Nigumbalai Yagam", worshipping Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi. It is beleived that from this Ayyavadi he performed the Yaga. If he had completed the Yaga successfully, he would have got the powers to kill Rama.
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===[[Ramayana]]===
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In the [[Ramayana]], Indrajit, the son of Ravana, performed a Yaga called "Nigumbalai Yagam" in which he worshiped Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi. It is believed he performed the Yagna from this Ayyavadi temple. If he had completed the Yaga successfully, he would have gotten the powers to kill [[Rama]].
  
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But it was spoiled by Lakshmana and Anjaneya before completion.
  
But somehow it was spoiled by Lakshmana and Anjaneya before completion. Here the Devi is seated on the chariot with 4 lions, 8 arms with weapons possessing Lion's face. Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi's worship will take away all evil forces and unsolvable problems from one's life. In this temple Homams are conducted every Full moon day and No moon day, after which huge volumes of Red Chillies are offered to the Goddess.
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==The Deity & [[Worship]]==
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The Devi is seated on the chariot with 4 lions, 8 arms with weapons possessing Lion's face.  
  
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Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi's [[worship]] will take away all evil forces and unsolvable problems from one's life. In this temple Homams are conducted every Full moon day and No moon day, after which huge volumes of Red Chillies are offered to the Goddess.
  
Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi is an important Goddess in Shakthi worship. There is a Gayatri Mantra too for worshipping Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi. A rare and wonderful temple for Shakthi Devotees.
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Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi is an important Goddess in Shakthi [[worship]]. There is a Gayatri [[Mantra]] as well for worshiping Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi. Ayyavadi temple is a rare and wonderful temple for Shakthi Devotees.
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:26, 15 December 2016

By Saravanan Iyer


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This temple, dedicated to Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi, is situated in a small village called Ayyavadi around 6 kilometers from Kumbakonam. Ayyavadi is located just 500 meters from the Uppiliappan temple.


Temple & Area History

Mahabharata

According to legends, the 5 Pandavas visited this place, kept their weapons under a tree, worshiped Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi and roamed the forests. It is believed that this village was called as Aivar Padi during the time the five Pandavas worshiped here, which later changed to Ayyavadi.

Narasimha Avatar & Sarabeswara/Sri Mahaprathyangira Avatar-s

Lord Vishnu took the Narasimha Avatar to kill the demon king Hiranyakasipu, the father of Prahalada. The fierce Narasimha's anger did not subside even after killing Hiranyakasipu. Lord Narasimha began to disturb everyone, so the people prayed to Lord Shiva to save them.

Lord Shiva took a new and more powerful form (or Avatar) as Sarabeswara, with a lion's face and eagle's wings. Shakthi accompanied Lord Shiva in the form of Sri Mahaprathyangira Devi seated on one of the wings of Sri Sarabeswara. Sarabeswarara went and subsided Narasimha's anger to bring back peace. Hence both Sri Mahaprathyangira Devi and Sri Sarabeswara are believed to be more powerful.

Ramayana

In the Ramayana, Indrajit, the son of Ravana, performed a Yaga called "Nigumbalai Yagam" in which he worshiped Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi. It is believed he performed the Yagna from this Ayyavadi temple. If he had completed the Yaga successfully, he would have gotten the powers to kill Rama.

But it was spoiled by Lakshmana and Anjaneya before completion.

The Deity & Worship

The Devi is seated on the chariot with 4 lions, 8 arms with weapons possessing Lion's face.

Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi's worship will take away all evil forces and unsolvable problems from one's life. In this temple Homams are conducted every Full moon day and No moon day, after which huge volumes of Red Chillies are offered to the Goddess.

Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi is an important Goddess in Shakthi worship. There is a Gayatri Mantra as well for worshiping Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi. Ayyavadi temple is a rare and wonderful temple for Shakthi Devotees.