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10/21/2023, 5:30:00 AM
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The seventh form of Maa Durga known as Goddess Kalratri is worshipped on Maha Saptami. As the name suggests, it acts as a destroyer of all evil spirits and negative energy. Devotees worship the nine different forms of Goddess Durga during Navratri. The seventh day of Navratri is dedicated to Maa Kalratra and people observe a day-long fast, worship deities, pray, and sing devotional songs. Devotees are advised to offer night-blooming jasmine to Lord Kalratri. In addition, devotees can offer Ganga jal, panchamitra, dry fruits and rice. Learn shubh muhurat, puja vidhi, vrat katha, mantra, and more about the day here.
Saptami (7th day) marks the main day of rituals for the deity of power. Mythology says that after a fierce battle that lasted for 9 days, the gods defeated the most treacherous demon in history - Mahishasura. Saptami is the 10th day, Dussehra when the gods begin their battle with the bull demon.
According to legend, Dasta Shumbha-Nishumbha and Raktabeej made a stroke in all three countries. Worried by this, all the gods went to Shiva Ji. Lord Shiva asked Parvati to kill the demons and protect his devotees. Mindful of Lord Shiva, Parvati assumes the form of Goddess Durga and kills Shumbha-Nishumbha. But as soon as Durga kills the blood, the blood that comes out of her body produces millions of raktabeej. Seeing this, Durga Ji made Kalaratri fast. Later, when Durga was killed by a raktabeej, Kaalratri splashed her blood on her face and slaughtered her bloody base after slitting her throat.
Grey Colour, which represents strength and divinity, is the color chosen for the day of Goddess Kaalratri. Devotees are advised to pay respect to this holy shadow and decorate the deity with orchid flowers.
Saptami Tithi Starts - 20 October 2023 - 11:24
Saptami Tithi Ends - October 21, 2023 - 09:53 AM
Lord Kalaratri is worshipped today with night-blooming jasmine flowers. Offerings of flowers, sindoor, kajal, bangles, bindis, anklets, mirrors, and anklets are made for the deity. Milk, plums, and honey are offered to the idol of Lord Kalaratri. In the end, Aarti is performed and prasad is distributed among the needy. To worship the deity, food from the soup is offered to Maa Kaalratri as prasad.
Many believers now give to the poor. A person's well-being and happiness are enhanced by helping those in need. These mantras should be chanted with devotion and sincerity to get God's blessings.
"ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः"
"ओम जयन्ती मंगला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी"
"दे देवी सर्वभूतेषु कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता"
"ॐ ह्रीं कालरात्रियै नमः"
सर्व मंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके शरण्ये त्रयम्बके गौरी नारायणी नमोस्तुते
On the seventh day of Navratri, worshipers worship Goddess Kalratri, the seventh incarnation of Goddess Durga. Other names of Goddess Kalratri include Kalika, Shubhankari, and Kali Maa. Also, Lord Kalratri is the deity of Navaratri for the seventh day. He is one of the most powerful forms of deity and his name means "dark as night". His fearsome appearance and behavior are a symbol of magical power.
Puja rituals are performed by devotees to worship Maa Kalaratri, the angry and powerful form of the deity. During the puja, flowers, fruits, sweets, and other sacred gifts are offered to the gods as mantras are chanted.