The Indrakshi Devi Temple located at Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh. The temple is located atop a hill and the way leading to the temples is a narrow natural cave like passage. The Srikakulam village is near the Sri Mukjalinga Ksetram. Below the Indrakshi Devi Temple in the foot of the hill is the Potharaju Temple, the locals believe that "Potharaju" was the brother of Indrakshi Devi. There is four other Devi temples surrounding the Indrakshi Devi Temple, these temples are dedicated to the four sisters of Indrakshi Devi. The name Srikakulam is actually a corruption of Srikankali. It is believed that Srikankali is the place where the "loins of the Goddess" are revealed. An interesting fact about the Indrakshi Devi temple is that it is located in two places one in Andhra Pradesh, India and the Other in Sri Lanka (Nagapooshani Amman Temple) which is relatively new. The Connection between both the temples dates back to centuries when Srikakulam was an important port of embarkation to Sri Lanka. Both the temples are in the 108 Sakthi peethas of Goddess Parvathi or Sati. The Lankan Sakthi peetha is said to be formed out of the fallen anklet of Goddess Parvathi.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For good health and prosperity
- For elimination of evil and enemies
- To get rid of sins
- Respite from ill effects of planets
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations again and again to the Devi who resides in the name of Vishnu's maya in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Chetanetyaabhi Dheeyate Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as consciousness in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Nidraa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as sleep in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Kshudhaa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as hunger in all beings.