Surah at-Takathur has 8 ayaat and it was revealed in Makkah.
The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) said that whoever recites this surah before going to sleep at night will be saved from the torments of the grave.
If this surah is recited in faraa’idh prayers, the reciter will get the reward of a hundred martyrs.
If recited in the nawafil prayers, he will get the reward of fifty martyrs.
It is especially recommended to recite surah at-Takathur in the ‘Asr prayers and the person who does this remains under the protection of Allah until the day ends.
Recitation of this surah is a cure from headaches.
Another way of reciting salaat al-Wahshat (apart from the commonly known way) is to recite Ayahul Kursi once and surah al-Ikhlas twice after the al-Hamd of the first rak’aat and then recite surah at-Takaathur ten times after the al-Hamd of the second rak’aat.
May Allah make life easy for us all. Aamen.