Navratri 2021 Day 7: Maa Kalaratri & Maha Saptami Puja

Goddess Kaalratri in 2021

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October, 2021

(Tuesday)

The seventh power of Goddess Durga is Kaalratri. Goddess is worshipped on the 7th day of Durga Puja. Even though the first look of Goddess Kaalratri can be a little intimidating, she still blesses everybody with good news only. This is why she's also known as "Shubhankari." Worshippers need not be scared of her strong appearance. Goddess Kaalratri is the seventh form of Goddess Durga with a dark appearance and three eyes. Goddess Kaalratri possesses an exceptional electrical garland wrapped around her neck. She has a rod and a fork in her hands, and she rides a donkey. But, she always does good to those who worship her. She's known to destroy evil. Demons, monsters, and ghosts get terrified with a slight reminisce of Goddess Kaalratri. She also fixes planetary positions in one's kundali. Anybody who worships Goddess Kaalratri is never scared of fire, water, people, enemies, or darkness. With Goddess Kaalratri's blessing, a person can put all his fears behind. A person should place the Goddess Kaalratri's strong appearance in mind and worship her with a concentrated heart. He/she should worship her with utter patience following a proper procedure. One should always have pure intentions in their heart when they pray to Goddess Kaalratri. In Shastras, Goddess Durga took this form from her energy to destroy the evil on Earth. It's also believed that a person achieves everything by worshipping Goddess Kaalratri. The ones who practice black magic specifically worship Goddess Kaalratri. Worshipping Goddess Kaalratri takes all the troubles away and also fixes the planetary positions.

इस पेज को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए “देवी कालरात्रि” पर क्लिक करें।

The appearance of Goddess Kaalratri 

Goddess Kaalratri's appearance can seem scary at first look. But, she offers excellent assistance to her worshippers and destroys all the evil. Goddess Kaalratri wears a garland of gourds. Goddess Kaalratri has three eyes that are completely round in shape, and she has a dark appearance. She always appears in open hair. Her vehicle is a donkey. Her upper right hand is always blessing the worshippers while the lower one is in Abhay Mudra. Goddess's upper hand on the left has an iron fork, while the lower side has a kharag. Worshipping Goddess Durga's seventh form helps to achieve the set targets of that person. 

Origin of Goddess Kaalratri 

As per the tale, monsters named Shumbh-Nishumbh and Raktabeej had been destroying all three worlds. Looking at this, all the lords visited Lord Shiva to seek help for the same. Lord Shiva turned to Goddess Parvati and told her to save her worshippers by destroying these monsters. Agreeing to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati took Goddess Durga's form and killed Shumbh-Nishumbh. But, when she tried to kill Raktabeej, his blood gave birth to another lakhs of him. Seeing this, Goddess Durga focused all her energy on getting into the form of Goddess Kaalratri. Then, as Goddess Kaalratri killed Raktabeej, she took his blood and applied it all over her mouth. Chopping off his head, she finally killed Raktabeej. 

Significance of Worshipping Maa Kaalratri

On the seventh day of Navratri, Mata Kaalratri is worshipped whose appearance is terrifying. She ends evil and gets the best news for those who worship her. One gets rid of all their fears related to ghosts, different species, fire, enemies, water, and darkness. If somebody's Kundli has faults in different planetary positions, they should worship Goddess Kaalratri on the seventh day of Navratri since every planet belongs to Goddess Kaalratri. With Goddess Kaalratri's blessings, all the problems of the worshippers get solved. According to Shastras, worshipping Goddess Kaalratri reverses the effects of the Shani planet. Worshipping her also eliminates the chance of exceptional death. Worshipping Goddess Kaalratri can also relieve people from multiple diseases related to bones or breath. Worshippers do not need to worry about the appearance of Goddess Kaalratri. One also gets rid of his fears, worries, and disappointment if he worships Goddess Kaalratri. 

This is why Goddess Kaalratri is called so: 

The Goddess is worshipped on the 7th day of Navratri. Goddess Kaalratri is Goddess Durga's seventh form. Since Goddess Kaalratri is believed to bring an end to kaal, she's called Kaalratri. This is also true that Goddess Durga had to take Goddess Kaalratri's form to end Raktabeej, Shumbh, and Nishumbh. Worshipping Goddess Kaalratri gives strength to solve any life's problem. Goddess Kaalratri, who ends her enemies fiercely, helps her worshippers win over any situation. 

Goddess Kaalratri Saves Worshippers from Kaal

If somebody worships Goddess Kaalratri on the seventh day of Navratri, she saves him/her from the Kaal, and she grants them a long life. In Shastras, she's also called the Goddess of achievements, and that is why the ones who practice black magic worships Goddess Kaalratri with determination to this day. 

Goddess Kaalratri is the Goddess of Power

Goddess Kaalratri gives happy and robust news to everybody who worships her. Her appearance is terrifying since she's black like darkness, carries a fork in her hand, has open hair. But, this appearance is menacing only to the monsters and evil on the planet. For the one who worships her, this form of Goddess Durga is fruitful and keeps them away from any negative thought or action. Worshipping this appearance of Goddess Kaalratri gets happiness for people and saves them from all the possible pain. Remember, Goddess Kaalratri can help a person reverse his wrong actions. All the negative power on Earth can be eliminated if she will be impressed by her devotees' worship.

Puja Procedure of worshipping Goddess Kaalratri

  • Goddess Kaalratri is worshipped in the wee hours or the middle of the night. Take a bath before sunrise to be prepared for the Puja. 

  • There's no particular procedure for worshipping Goddess Kaalratri. You can place her picture on a clean stool that day. 

  • Then, offer flowers, Kumkum, and red thread to the Goddess. Also, offer a garland of lemons and light a Diya with oil as you start the Puja. 

  • Always offer red flowers to the Goddess and offer her jaggery. 

  • Either repeat the Mannat for Goddess Kaalratri or recite the tale of Saptashati. 

  • Then, listen to the story of Goddess Kaalratri and do the aarti with the Diya. 

  • Then, offer prasad to her and ask for forgiveness if you've ever made a mistake intentionally or unintentionally. 

  • Distribute the half of jaggery as prasad to the family members and give the other half to a priest. 

  • Do not wear black clothes, and do not pray to harm anybody in any way. 

Special Puja In the Night

You can win over your anger by worshipping Goddess Kaalratri. Goddess Kaalratri is also believed to be a form of Goddess Kali. She has taken this form from Goddess Durga. Even though the Puja for Goddess Kaalratri is done like regular days, you can also perform a special Puja at night. 

  • If you're troubled by a lot of enemies and competitors and wish to get rid of them, then you can do this, Puja. 

  • Firstly, you'll have to wear red or white clothes to worship Goddess Kaalratri and make sure you only perform this Puja at night. 

  • Light a Diya in front of Goddess Kaalratri and offer jaggery to her. 

  • Then, repeat the Goddess Kalratri mantra 108 times while offering a clove every time you finish the Mantra. 

  • The Mantra is: "Om Aim Hin Klin Chamundaya Vichchay" (ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डाय विच्चे)

  • Put those 108 cloves in holy fire. 

  • Doing this will calm your enemies and competitors, and Goddess Kaalratri will personally take care of all your troubles. 

What Special Prasad to Offer to Goddess Kaalratri? 

Offer jaggery to Goddess Kaalratri and then distribute it as Prasad to all the family members. You all will experience good health for a long time. 

Mantra 

Om Jayanti Mangla Kaali Bhadrakaali Kapalini

(ॐ जयंती मंगला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी।)

Durga Kshama Shiva Dhaatri Swaaha Swadga Namostu Te

(दुर्गा क्षमा शिवा धात्री स्वाहा स्वधा नमोस्तु ते।।)

Jai Tvam Devi Chamunde Jai Bhootartiharini

(जय त्वं देवि चामुण्डे जय भूतार्तिहारिणि।)

Jai Sarvgate Devi Kaalratri Namostu te

(जय सर्वगते देवि कालरात्रि नमोस्तु ते।।)

Seed Mantra

Om aym heem kleem Chamundaya Vichchay. (Repeat it thrice, seven times, or 11 times.) 

ऊं ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे। 

This Mantra will fulfill your wishes: 

You should remember Goddess Kaalratri with this Mantra on Navratri's Seventh day: 

Ekveni japaakarnapoora nagna kharasthita, lamboshti karnikakarni tailaabhyaktshareerini

(एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूरा नग्ना खरास्थिता, लम्बोष्टी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्तशरीरिणी।)

Vaampaadollasallohaltakantakbhooshna, vardhanamoordhadhvaja krishna kaalratrirbhayankari

(वामपादोल्लसल्लोहलताकण्टकभूषणा, वर्धनमूर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयङ्करी॥)

Goddess Kaalratri's Aarti 

Kaalratri jai jai mahakaali

कालरात्रि जय-जय-महाकाली।

Kaal ke muh se bachane waali

काल के मुह से बचाने वाली॥

Dushta sangharak naam tumhara

दुष्ट संघारक नाम तुम्हारा।

Mahachandi tera avtaar

महाचंडी तेरा अवतार॥

Prithvi aur aakash pe sara

पृथ्वी और आकाश पे सारा।

Mahaakali hai tera pasaara

महाकाली है तेरा पसारा॥

Khang khappar rakhne wali

खडग खप्पर रखने वाली।

Dushton ka lahoo chakhne wali

दुष्टों का लहू चखने वाली॥

Kalkatta sthan tumhara

कलकत्ता स्थान तुम्हारा।

Sab jagah dekhun tera najaara 

सब जगह देखूं तेरा नजारा॥

Sabhi devta sab nar naari

सभी देवता सब नर-नारी।

Gave stuti sabhi tumhari

गावें स्तुति सभी तुम्हारी॥

Raktdanta aur annapoorna

रक्तदंता और अन्नपूर्णा।

Kripa kare toh koi bhi dukh na

कृपा करे तो कोई भी दुःख ना॥

Na koi chinta rahe beemari

ना कोई चिंता रहे बीमारी।

Na koi gam na sankat bhaari

ना कोई गम ना संकट भारी|

Us par kabhi kasht na aavein

उस पर कभी कष्ट ना आवें।

Mahaakali ma jise bachave

महाकाली मां जिसे बचावे॥

Tu bhi bhakt prem se keh

तू भी भक्त प्रेम से कह।

Kaalratri ma teri jai

कालरात्रि मां तेरी जय॥

Repeat these 108 names of Goddess Kaalratri

On the seventh day of winter Navratri, you should repeat these 108 names of Goddess Kaalratri to receive the Goddess's blessings. Repeat these names of the Goddess sitting at a quiet place while being alone. Make sure to light a Ghee Diya in front of Goddess's sculpture. 

Kaali, Kaapalinee, Kaanta, Kaamda, KaamSundari, Kaalratri, Kaalika, KaalBhairavpoojita, Kurukulla, Kaamini, Kamneeyasvabhaveeni, Kuleena, Kulkatree, Kulvartmaprakaashinee, Kastoorirasneela, Kaamya, Kaamsvaroopinee, Kakaarvarnaneelya, Kaamdhenu, Karaalika, Kulkaanta, Karaalasya, Kaamaartaa, Kalaavati, Krishodri, Kaamakhyaa, Komaree, Kulpalinee, Kulja, Kulkanya, Kalhaa, Kulpoojita, Kaameshwari, Kaamkanta, Kubjeshwaragaamini, Kaamdatri, Kaamhartri, Krishna, Kapardini, Kumuda, Krishnadeha, Kalindi, Kulpoojita, Kashyapi, Krishnamaala, Kulishaangi, Kalaa, Krinroopa, Kulgamya, Kamla, Krishnapoojita, Krishangi kannaree, kartri, Kalkanthi, kartiki, kambukanthi, kolini, kumuda, kaamjeevini, kulsatri, kartiki, kritya, kirti, kulpalika, kamdevkalaa, kalpalata, kamangbadhini, kunti, kumudpriya, kadambakusumotsuka, kadambini, kamlini, krishnanandalradayini, kumaripoojanarta, kumarigunshobita, kumariranshrarta, kumarivratdharini, kankali, kamneeya, kaamshastravisharda, kapalkhadvaangdhara, kaalbhairavroopini, kotri, kotrakshi, kashi, kailashvasini, katyayini, karyakari, kavyashaastrapramodini, kamaamarshanroopa, kaampeethnivasini, kakini, krida, kutsita, kalehpriya, kundagolod-bhavaprana, kaushiki, kirtivardhini, kumbhstini, kataksha, kavya, koknadpriya, kantaaravasini, kataksha, kaavya, koknadpriya, kantaravasini, kaanti, kathina, krishnavallabh. 

काली, कापालिनी, कान्ता, कामदा, कामसुंदरी, कालरात्री, कालिका, कालभैरवपूजिता, कुरुकुल्ला, कामिनी, कमनीयस्वभाविनी, कुलीना, कुलकर्त्री, कुलवर्त्मप्रकाशिनी, कस्तूरीरसनीला, काम्या, कामस्वरूपिणी, ककारवर्णनीलया, कामधेनु, करालिका, कुलकान्ता, करालास्या, कामार्त्ता, कलावती, कृशोदरी,कामाख्या, कौमारी, कुलपालिनी, कुलजा, कुलकन्या, कलहा, कुलपूजिता, कामेश्वरी, कामकान्ता, कुब्जेश्वरगामिनी, कामदात्री, कामहर्त्री, कृष्णा, कपर्दिनी, कुमुदा, कृष्णदेहा, कालिन्दी, कुलपूजिता, काश्यपि, कृष्णमाला, कुलिशांगी, कला, क्रींरूपा, कुलगम्या, कमला, कृष्णपूजिता, कृशांगी कन्नरी, कर्त्री, कलकण्ठी, कार्तिकी, काम्बुकण्ठी, कौलिनी, कुमुदा, कामजीविनी, कुलस्त्री, कार्तिकी, कृत्या, कीर्ति, कुलपालिका, कामदेवकला, कल्पलता, कामांगबद्धिनी, कुन्ती, कुमुदप्रिया, कदम्बकुसुमोत्सुका,कादम्बिनी, कमलिनी, कृष्णानंदप्रदायिनी, कुमारिपूजनरता, कुमारीगणशोभिता, कुमारीरंश्चरता, कुमारीव्रतधारिणी, कंकाली, कमनीया, कामशास्त्रविशारदा, कपालखड्वांगधरा, कालभैरवरूपिणि, कोटरी, कोटराक्षी, काशी, कैलाशवासिनी, कात्यायिनी, कार्यकरी, काव्यशास्त्रप्रमोदिनी, कामामर्षणरूपा, कामपीठनिवासिनी, कंकिनी, काकिनी, क्रिडा, कुत्सिता, कलहप्रिया, कुण्डगोलोद्-भवाप्राणा, कौशिकी, कीर्तीवर्धिनी, कुम्भस्तिनी, कटाक्षा, काव्या, कोकनदप्रिया, कान्तारवासिनी, कान्ति, कठिना, कृष्णवल्लभा।

Benefits of Worshipping Goddess Kaalratri

  • It's beneficial to worship Goddess Kaalratri to destroy your enemies and competitors. 

  • One can also get rid of all his fears and avoid any mishappenings by worshipping Goddess Kaalratri. 

  • Worshipping Goddess Kaalratri also saves people from the adverse effects of black magic. 

  • In Jyotish, it's also said that worshipping Goddess Kaalratri also controls the Shani planet's negative results. 

  • The seventh night of Navratri is also known as the night of achievements. Everybody who wakes up for the Kundalini Jaagran and worships the Goddess on the seventh night gets their Millenium period started. 

  • Goddess Kaalratri adores the Hibiscus flowers. Offering 108 red Hibiscus flowers fulfills a person's wish. 

  • The ones who fear death or something else should pray in front of Goddess Kaalratri for themselves and their loved ones during the first watch of the morning with Sindoor and clamshells. 

  • With this special Puja for Goddess Kaalratri, a person gets rid of all his fears. 

From which chakra Goddess Kaalratri is associated? 

Goddess Kaalratri controls the premium Chakra of a person- the Sahastraar. 

This Chakra helps a person to follow his morals and takes him on the path of the divine. 

It is believed that a person who reaches this Chakra is no less than the god himself. 

In this Chakra, teachers are given great value. 

There's no Mantra for this Chakra.

On the 7th day of Navratri, one should worship his teachers on this Chakra. 

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