There is yet another Prasadam which houses raktheswary and maNikaNTha to the north side of the inner courtyard.

Raktesvari is a form of Bhadrakali. Bhadrakali is famous as the daughter of lord Siva, given birth at the time of dakshayaagam. Siva was enraged by the insult his wife, sati (former birth of parvati), suffered at the sacrificial place of her father, daksha. It was bhadrakaali with the help of veerabhadra who killed daksha and made the revenge.

Prayer:

“Raktesvaree mahaamaaye bhaktaanaa mabhaya prade

salpathe naya maam dehi sarvabhooteshu sanmatim”

Rakteshwari

Meaning:

Oh! Goddess raktesvari, who is a great maker of illusion (mahaamaaye), is a great refuge (abhaya prade) for her devotees (bhaktaanaam), please lead me(naya maam) through the right path (salpathe) and give (dehi) kind thoughts (sanmatim)towards all beings (sarva bhooteshu)