Nikumbala Devi, Who Was She in Ramayana?

Nikumbala Devi story

Nikumbala Devi is also known as Prathyangira and Atharvana Bhadrakali, and she’s considered a goddess in Hinduism.

There are many Nikumbala Devi temple in Sri Lanka and India. She can be seen with a male lion’s face and a female human body which represents the union of Shiva and Shakti.

Nikumbala Devi’s look (Lion & Human) represents the balance of good and Evil. In Shaktism, Pratyangira is Siddhilakshmi, which is considered to be the form of Guhya kali.

According to Markandeya Purana, Shiva Purana, Vathistabhaana Purana, and Vimathgira Purana, Devi Nikumbala was the stree/Female swaroopa of lord narasimha.


Nikumbala Devi

Is Nikumbila Devi mentioned in the Ramayana?

Yes. Devi Nikumbila is mentioned in the Sundara Kanda and Yuddha Kanda of Ramayana as you can read.

Basically, Nikumbila is a place name in Sri Lanka, for example, Delhi in Indian, and Devi means “Goddess,” which came from Deva, which means heavenly, divine, anything of excellence.

According to Valmiki Ramayana, Devi Nikumbila was grove near huge Banyan tree. Therefore, Indrajit (Son of Ravana) sat under that tree and performed Yagna to get enough weapons and powers; he needed t
Ability to fight against Lord Rama and Lakshmana.

It’s said, After performing to Yagna, Nikumbila Devi had appeared in front of Indrajit and blessed the whole family of Ravana with mystical powers.

From that time, Ravana and his family started worshipping Devi Nikumbila, and She has become Ravana’s, Kul Devi.



Through my article, I tried to give truthful information about Nikumbila Devi. If you have more information about her so, please comment below. I’ll respond as soon as possible.



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