A mātṛkā (matrika; a lesser female deity), follower of Śuṣkarevatīdevī (Śuskarevatīdevi; a goddess). Mahādeva (Mahadeva) created some mātṛkā in order to slay Andhakāsura (Andhakasura); and they were about to consume the entire universe after killing the asura (a type of demon). Unable to control them, Mahādeva uttered a hymn in praise of Narasiṃhadeva (Narasimhadeva). In order to kill those mātṛkā, Narasiṃhadeva created another group of mātṛkā from his body. Ākarṇanī (Akarnani) was one of the mātṛkā emanated from the body of Narasiṃhadeva.