Glimpse of Navratri Day 7
The festival of Navratri is on the horizon and we are sure some of you might have already started planning the use of Navratri holidays. The Seventh day of Navratri is all about worshipping Maa Kalratri, the seventh form of Maa Durga. People perform Kalratri Puja to win divine blessings from the Goddess Kalratri. At night, people step out of their house in traditional attire to enjoy the 7th night of Garba (Gujarati folk dance). Be with us to know more about Navratri day 7 rituals and the legend of Maa Kalaratri.
Worshipping Goddess Kalratri May Terminate Bad Phase Of Life
Maa Kalratri is known to be the protector of her devotees. The one who offers sincere prayers to Goddess, would eradicate fear, anxiety, sorrows or depressions in life. Moreover, Maa Kalratri is said to be a ruler of Shani grah (Saturn). By worshipping Maa Kalratri, one may get rid of the ill-effects of Shani grah. On the 7th day of Navratri, people recall Maa Kalratri to eliminate negative forces, evil souls or ghosts.
Narrating Maa Kalratri’s fearless avatar, she is the Goddess with black complexion having three eyes and four arms. She carries a sword and iron halberd in two hands on the right side, while the remaining two hands perform mudras. The Goddess is seated on black donkey and her face is full of blood, as she licked the blood of Raktbeej (demon). With the pointed weapons in her hand, Goddess is all set to defeat the evil souls.
How Maa Kalratri Killed Shumbha-Nishumbha and Raktbeej?
The Hindu myths tell us that three demons named Shumbha, Nishumbha and Raktbeej created nuisance in heaven as well as on Earth. The power of Hindu deities was unable to defeat the demons and therefore, they requested Lord Shiva and mother Parvati to help. Accepting the request of all deities, Mother parvati took the fearless avatar of Maa Kalratri. She went on to kill all the three demons by removing the outer layer of her golden skin. Moreover, the dead body of Raktbeej released a blood, which was capable of producing millions of other Raktbeej. After realizing that it would be impossible to kill millions of similar Raktbeej, Goddess collected the blood and consumed every drop of it, so that no more Raktbeej can be produced.
Auspicious Time And Date for Navratri day 7
Date: October 23, 2020
Sunrise: 06:27 AM
Sunset: 05:43 PM
Steps To Perform Kalratri Devi Puja
Navratri 7th day pooja is performed to honour Maa Kalratri Devi in order to get her blessings. Below are the step by step explanations to impress Maa Kalratri.
Take a bath in the holy river and wear a tidy clothes
Place the idol of Maa Kalratri in front side of your temple and do Kalash Sthapana
Meditate in the name of Maa Kalratri and other Hindu deities
Light diyas and offers fresh set of flowers
Invoke Goddess to accept your prayers by chanting Kalratri mantra
Conclude puja by doing Maa Kalratri aarti
Offer Prasad to Maa Kalratri and then share it with other devotees
Maa Kalratri mantra
Kalratri Puja is incomplete without the holy mantras, recite the below mantra while performing Maa Kalratri puja vidhi. Worship Maa Kalratri with extreme dedication and devotion, it may remove life hurdles and lead you to a path of success.
ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः
Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Kalaratri Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Before signing off, we wish you a Happy Navratri 2020. May Maa Kalratri shower her blessings on You and Your family.
With Ganesha’s Grace,
The GanehaSpeaks.com Team
Glimpse of Navratri Day 7