There is a Temple for Prathyangira at Marattandi, near Puducherry/Pondicherry, on the Tindivanam Road.
Prathyangira Homam is performed every month on Shukla Paksha Ashtami (Waxing Moon).
The Temple has a 72 feet Idol of Pratyangira Devi outside the temple and a small temple is inside.
The form of Sarabeswara is a combination of Shiva, Vishnu, Kali and Durga.
Praying for 11 weeks or lighting 11 lamps or doing 11 pradakshanams is recommended.
Temple Timings and Festival.
Temple Timings 5 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 1030pm.
The annual festival is celebrated on Pankuni Uthiram day (April month) and thirukalyanam is done.
Festival for Lord Sarabeswara is celebrated annually.
During this festival, laksharchanai and ekadhina laksharchanai are done.
To cool down Vishnu,(it may be noted that that Vishnu is known for His Calm and Serene demeanor),Lord Shiva , (with the help of Devi) had two wings, Prathyankara and Soolini, the parivaras of Devi.
The two wings of the Saraba could not cool down Narasimha, despite the wings fanning Him.
Out of Vishnu’s anger rose Kandaberunda and it started attacking Shiva.
Shiva then ordered Prathyankara to fight.
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and Chamunda or Narasimhi.
However, they may sometimes be eight (Ashtamatrika(s):ashtamātṝkāh, अष्टमातृका:, “eight mothers”).