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Vipareetha prathyangira stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Vipareeth Prtayangira stotra
(The opposite Prathyangira prayer)

Given by

Sri Yogeswaranand ji

Translated by


(Prathyangira devi is also known as Atharvana Bhadra Kali and also as Narasimhika devi. There are various stories about her origin. It seems after Lord Nrasimha killed Hiranyakasipu, his anger grew unboundedly. The devas tried all their best to calm him down . When Prahlada and Goddess Lakshmi were not able to pacify him(Many people believe that they individually were able to pacify him), , Lord Shiva took the incarnation of Sharabha deva a mixture of man, lion and eagle. He also failed. Then Goddess Parvathi appeared from the ferocious eyes of Sharabha deva) with 1008 heads and 2016 hands and roared ferociously. This pacified Lord Narasimha. Other believe that Goddess Lakshmi took a form of woman lion and(also called Prathyangira) and pacified him.
This stotra is addressed to Prathyangira devi requesting her grace to kill our enemies. Please do not chant this Manthra without getting it from a Guru. It is believed that if it is not done that way, such trials would lead to very horrible effects. The Hindi version of this great manthra is given in PDF. I have taken it from there. My indebtedness and thanks to Sri Yogeswaranandji)


Gadgam, kapalam, damaru , trishoolam,
Sambhibrathi chandra kala vathamsa,
Pingordhwa keso asitha bheema damshtra,
Bhooyad vibhoothyai mama Bhadra kali.

Please shower your grace on me, Oh Bhadarakali,
Who is armed with sword. Skull, drum and trident,
Who shines with the crescent on her head,
Who has red hair standing erect on her head,
And who also has very big teeth.

(Ritual of the chant)

Take water in your right hand and chant

Om asya sri Vipareetha prathyangira manthrasya

Bhairava rishi, Anushtup Chanda, Sri Vipareetha prathyangira devatha

For the chant of The Vipareetha prathyangira,
The sage is Bhairava, meter is anushtup , Goddess addressed is Vipareetha Prathyangira

Mama abheeshta sidhyarthe jape cha pate cha viniyoga

This chant is being done to fulfill my desires.

After this pour the water in the hand down to earth

Kara nyasa
Ritual of the hand

Im angushtabhyam nama
Om hreem tharjaneebhyam nama,
Om sreem madhyamabhyam nama
Om prathyangire anamikabhyam nama
Om maam raksha raksha kanishtikabhyam nama
Om Mama shathrun bhanjaya, bhanjaya kara thala kara prushtabhyam nama.

Iym salutations to the thumb
Om Hreem salutations to the second finger
Om sreem salutations to the middle finger
Om Prathyangire salutations by fourth finger
Om Mother protect me salutations to the little finger,
Om kill , kill my enemies salutations to the palm and back side of hand

Hrudaya nyasa
(ritual of the heart)

Om Iym hrudayata nama
Om hreem sirase swaha
Om sreem shikayai vashat
Om Prayangire kavachaya hoom,
Om maam raksha raksha nethra thrayaya voushat
Om Mama shathrun bhanjaya bhanjaya asthraya phat

Om Iym salutations to the heart
Om hreem salutations to the head
Om sreem salutations to the hair,
Om Prayangire salutations to the armour
Om Save me save me salutations to the three eyes,
Om kill my enemies salutations to the arrow.

Om bhor bhuva suuva ithi dig bhanda
By telling Om earth, Bhuva and Suva I tie all directions

Root Chant
Repeatedly chant

Om iym hreem sreem prathyangire maam raksha raksha mama shathrun bhanjaya bhanjaya phey hum phat Awaha

Om iym hreem Oh Prathyagire save me, kill my enemies Hoom Phat swaha