Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi & Jnana Muneshwara Temple

Prathyangira Devi is the avatar (incarnation) of goddess Durga. The Prathyangira goddess has a face of a lioness and a body of a human. This combination of lion and human form represents the balance of good and evil.

The power of Prathyangira Devi 

The name Prati means, “reverse” and Angira means, “attack”. Thus, Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi is one who reverses any evil attacks on humans.

The Temple 

Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi & Jnana Muneshwara Temple in Turahalli, Bengaluru is popular among the devotees to ward off the evil effects on one self. The devotees fully believe in the powers of the temple and that is evident from so many positive reviews on the internet.

Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi & Jnana Muneshwara Temple

Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi & Jnana Muneshwara Temple
Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi & Jnana Muneshwara Temple

Our Visit to the Prathyangira Temple 

Humans attract both bad vibes and good vibes. To get rid of the bad vibes, one should meditate or pray. The best place to do this is the place of worship. Irrespective of any religion, the people should visit their place of worship, say, temple, church or mosque in regular intervals and pray or meditate to relax the soul and lead a peaceful life.

I know the power of prayers and gods. I have visited temples where the goddess Prathyangira is the main deity. However, I never knew about this temple in Turahalli until I heard about it in a television program.

Since it was an hour’s journey from the city center, we left home by 8 am and reached the temple by 9.30 am. The temple does not look like regular temples in Bengaluru. The temple architecture is entirely different and resembles those in Kerala. It is beautiful.

Our rituals were over in 30 minutes. However, we had time until 12.00 pm when a priest would break the coconut warding off the evil vibes from us.  We had good two hours to spend so we left to the “Shrunga Giri Sri Shanmukha Swamy temple in Rajarajeshwari Nagar” which is nearby.

When we returned to the Prathyangira temple, there was a decent crowd assembled there for one purpose – to get the evil vibes out of their body. 

Temple Rules 

There is a dress code to visit this temple. Try not to wear ultra-modern apparels while visiting this temple. Refer the notice below.
Prathyangira Temple Rules
Prathyangira Temple Rules


There seemed to be no dedicated parking for the temple visitors. We were able to find space for parking. The temple locality is not densely populated and so we did not see any possibility of our vehicle being towed away.

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