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Seventh Day of Navratri - Worshipping Goddess Kaalratri


Seventh Day of Navratri - Worshipping Goddess Kaalratri

The seventh day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Kaalratri who is one of the fiercest forms of Goddess Durga and is believed as the destroyer of all bad spirits, ghosts and negative energies. Here, Kaal means time and death and ratri stands for night. Hence, Kaalratri is the one who removes darkness. She is revered with name Kalratri, because she represents herself as a death of Kaal appeared like a dark night for demons. The left two hands of the Goddess hold a thunderbolt and a scimitar and the right two hands are in the mudras of giving and protecting. Saptami Puja of Goddess Kalratri is considered as Maha puja.  
 

Puja Procedure 
Worship the kalash and the Gods residing in it, afterwards seek the blessings of Goddess Kaalratri. Before beginning the puja, take flowers in your hand and chant the mantras while invoking the Goddess. 
 

Mantra 
Karalvandana Dhoran Muktkeshi Chaturbhurjam 
Kalraatri Karalinka Divya Vidyutmala Vibhooshitam
Divya Lauhvraj Vamoghordhaw Karambujam
Abhayan Vardan Chaiv Dakshinodhvagh Panirkaam Mam 
Mahamegh Prabhan Shayama Taksha Chaiv Gardbharura 
Ghordansh Karalasyan Pinonant Payodharaam
Sukh Pprasan Vadna Smeraan Saroruham
Evam Sachiyanantyet Kalraatri Sarvakaam Samriddhidadam.


Strota Path 
Hreem Kaalratri Shri Karali Ch Kleem Kalyani Kalavati
Kaalmata Kalidarpdhni Kamdeesh Kupanivta 
Kaambeejjapaanda Kambeejswarupini
Kumatighni Kulinartinashini Kul Kamini
Kleem Hreem Shree Mantravarnen Kalakantakghatini 
Kripamayi Kripadhara Kripapara Kripagama. 



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