Seventh Day Of Navratri - Maa Kalratri
Worshiping Maa Kalratri on the seventh day of Navratri has great significance. Maa Kalratri is the seventh form of Adishakti Devi Durga. In Hindu scriptures, Maa Kalratri is considered equal to Goddess Parvati. By worshiping Maa Kalratri, the person becomes free from all kinds of fear. Maa Kalratri is the destroyer of adverse situations. Maa Kalratri is considered a symbol of courage and valor. Maa took this form to destroy the wicked.
Different names of Maa Kalratri: Kali, Mahakali, Bhadrakali, Chamunda, Chandi, Bhairavi, Durga, Mrityu, Rudrani, Raudri, and Dhumorna.
The color of the body of Mata Kalratri is as black as the night. Her hair is scattered.
Goddess Kalratri wears a garland of Vidyut mala on her neck.
Maa Kalratri has three eyes.
The ride of Maa Kalratri is Gadarbha (donkey).
Goddess Kalratri has assumed the form of a quadrilateral. In which the goddess has four hands, one right hand is in Abhaya mudra, through which she makes her devotees fearless. And the other hand of the right kind is wearing a boon mudra, through which she bestows the desired boon to her devotees. Maa Kalratri is wearing a Vajra in one hand and Gandasa in the other.
Story of Maa Kalratri
According to the legend, two demons named Shumbhaand Nishumbha, on the strength of their power captured the heavenly world and deposed the deities from there. The atrocities of Shumbh-Nishumbha were increasing. Then all the gods together went to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and asked them for help. Then at the behest of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati took the form of Durga to help the gods and destroy the demons.
Shumbha-Nishumbha sent Chand-Munda to fight with Goddess Durga, then Maa took the form of Chandi and put them to death. That is why the Maa is also called by the name of Chamunda.
Then Raktabija came to fight. As soon as a drop of blood of Raktabeej fell on the earth, another Raktabija was born. Then Maa Durga revealed Kalratri to kill him. Maa Kalratri did not allow even a drop of Raktabija blood to fall on the earth and ended it by drinking her blood.
In the end, the Maa sent Shumbh-Nishumbha along with her army to Yamlok. After ending all the demons, the goddess brought back their world and respect to the deities.
Significance Of 7th Day of Navratri
Properly worshiping Maa Kalratri brings health and destroys all kinds of negative energies including ghosts and spirits. Maa Kalratri bestows blessings on her devotees and by killing the enemies and wicked all the sorrows go away and there is peace and happiness in the family.
After worshiping the Maa methodically, while reciting this mantra, meditate on Maa Kalratri.
Meditation Mantras of Maa Kalratri
करालवन्दना घोरां मुक्तकेशी चतुर्भुजाम्।
कालरात्रिम् करालिंका दिव्याम् विद्युतमाला विभूषिताम्॥
दिव्यम् लौहवज्र खड्ग वामोघोर्ध्व कराम्बुजाम्।
अभयम् वरदाम् चैव दक्षिणोध्वाघः पार्णिकाम् मम्॥
महामेघ प्रभाम् श्यामाम् तक्षा चैव गर्दभारूढ़ा।
घोरदंश कारालास्यां पीनोन्नत पयोधराम्॥
सुख पप्रसन्न वदना स्मेरान्न सरोरूहाम्।
एवम् सचियन्तयेत् कालरात्रिम् सर्वकाम् समृध्दिदाम्॥
ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः॥
Praise Mantra of Maa Kalratri
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Worshiping Maa Kalratri on the seventh day of Navratri has great significance. Talk to astrologers to know how Maa Kalratri is worshipped. By worshiping Maa Kalratri, the blessings of the Maa remain on the person.