Goddess Pratyangira Devi (Atharvana Bhadrakali) 7" Brass Statue
Finish: Brass yellow
Dimensions: 7.0 inch Height x 4.0 inch Width x 2.0 inch Depth
Weight: 0.9 kg / 1.9 lbs
Shipping and delivery: 5 - 7 business days
Product description: Sri Maha Pratyangira devi is a powerful manifestation of the Universal Mother Shakthi. The Goddess has the face of a lion and the body of a human, hence she is called Narasimhi, Nara' means human and 'Simhi' means lioness. Pratyangira is also called Atharvana Bhadrakali as she is the Goddess of Atharva Veda (Vedic script that has collections of magical spells to conjure and cure, and prayers and hymns). It is believed that worshipping Pratyangira Devi protects people from enemies, diseases, curses, magical spells, and obstacles. The Goddess destroys all evil forces and punishes anyone doing Adharma.
The brass statue of Pratyangira depicts the Goddess seated in lalitasana pose on a fiery lion. She has the face of a lion with a human body and has four hands. Her rear hands hold a small drum (damaru), and a serpent. Her front hands holds a trident, and a bowl. The brass statue is indeed beautiful with a fine finish, and intricate details.
The story of Pratyangira: Lord Narasimha, the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu, killed the unruly King Hiranyakashipu by tearing up his body and drinking his blood to protect his devotee Prahalad. Narasimha became extremely angry, and violent that he could not control his anger on Hiranyakashipu. To calm Vishnu who is in anger, Shiva took the form of Sharabha pakshi or Sharabeswarar, a form which is a combination of bird-animal-human. But Narasimha in turn took the form of Ashtamukha Gandhabherunda (a giant bird generally depicted as clutching elephants in its claws and beaks) and engulfed Sharabeswara. To save Lord Shiva who is in trouble, Goddess Shakthi took the form of Pratyangira and emerged out from the head of Sharabheshwar, and calmed Vishnu’s anger after which both Lord Vishnu and Shiva were freed from their forms. Goddess Pratyangira is portrayed as dark-complexioned, having a lion's face with red eyes and riding a lion wearing a garland of human skulls.
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