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“Narasimha is is an an ugra or or or ferocious from of of Narayana or or or Vishnu By drinking the blood of of rakshasas Lord Narasimha was in a a a a a a a a a a very very destructive mode which made everyone tremble Shiva came to pacify him and he he could not succeed Lord Shiva took the form of Sharabha a a a a a a a a bird and human combination with two wings of of shakti One wing wing was was Shoolini and the the other was was Pratyangira This form of of Shiva is is called Shar- abheshwara abheshwara Sharabheshwara’s efforts efforts or or or Shoolini’s efforts efforts could not control the Ugra Narasimha Praty- angira was released from his wing and and then she took the the the female form of Narasimha and and calmed down the the the Lord Pratyangira is is is the the the the lion headed form of the the the the divine mother It is is is told that if her her her mantra is is is used to to harm others for for material gains and and settle enmity it it it can react and and adversely affect the individual performing such rites Many of of the protective forms of of deities also have destructive powers like Pratyangira Shulini Siddhakub- jika Raktakali Aghora Vatuka Bhairava Sharabheshwara Narasimha and Sudarshana They all have destructive destructive aspects and destructive destructive applications are described in the scriptures It is is said that when Lord Lord Narasimhadeva an incarnation of the supreme Lord Lord Vishnu did not calm down after the the slaying of the the demon Hiranyakshipu many great sages were praying for for his peaceful form Even Lord Shiva was asked to appear in his special form as as as Sharabha (a bird like creature who devours lions and elephants) to cool down Lord Lord Narasimha Narasimha However when Sharabha approached Lord Lord Narasimha Narasimha he he he became even more ferocious and and revealed His special form as as Asta Muhka Ganda Berundha Narasimha having 8 heads Garuda (eagle face face giving health and counteracting poisons) Varahadeva (a boar face face removing black magic) Hanuman (monkey face protecting from evil forces and returning lost objects) Baluka (bear face face protectig in in in darkness and and giving giving opulence) Hayagriva (horse face face giving giving wisdom and and life force) Vyagra (tiger face giving protection in in in in battle and liberating from all kinds of diseases evil spirits and and and demons) Gandaberundha (two faces of of a a a a a a a a a special bird like phoenix giving peace of of mind) and and and Lord Narasimha himself (lion face giving liberation and devotional service to the Supreme) The Sharabha Form of Shiva was then torn apart in in a a a a a a a a a a hundred pieces and only Lakshmidevi in in her secret tantric form as as as as Sri Narasimhi was able to to bring Lord Narasimha back to to His shanti Rupa peacefully reclin- ing in in company with Lakshmi devi on Anantashesha Pratyangira Pratyangira comes from a a a a a a a a a deep deep deep deep place within the the Divine Mother As Pratyangira Pratyangira energy manifests it’s it’s often a a a a very swift and sometimes ferocious current Many of of the saints who’ve seen it’s it’s energetic ex- pression have described it as half half lion lion and and half half human The lion lion head is is that that of a a a a a a a a a a a a male and and the body is is that that of of a a a a a female representing the union of of Shiva and Shakti In her full form she is humongous with 1008 heads (symbolically representing the the 1008-petalled Sahasrara Chakra the the universal chakra of cosmic energy) and and 2016 hands riding majestically on on a a a a a a a a chariot pulled by 4 4 lions (representing the 4 4 Vedas) car- rying many many swords for for removing obstacles The jaws of so many many lions makes it very powerful for for destroy- ing ing negative karmas and a a a a a a a a a a a a great blessing for anyone on on a a a a a a a a a a a a spiritual path However such a a a a a a a a a a a a current can be understandably rough so so it’s wise to approach with respect and and some consideration of what our heart is is asking for Two rishis in in the the ancient times Pratyangira and Angiras in in their deep meditation discovered this goddess through her her her moola mantra in the the the the ethereal waves of the the the the sound current And though this Mother is is name- less less she honored these Rishis by giving the the the blessings to be be named after them She has hence been known as Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi The beejaksharam (seed letter) of her mantra is is ksham (bliss) Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi is is all powerful and and secretly protects devotees and and others She is is always by the the side of of Her devotees She is is within each and and every being in in in all planes of of existence and and there to be be awak-
ened within ”

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