Kalaratri – The Slayer of the Malicious Raktbeej

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The Saptami Tithi of the Ashwin Maas is when Devi Kalaratri is worshipped. Devi Kalaratri is 7th form of Shakti that is worshipped on the seventh day of Navaratri by ardent devotees. The Navaratri Puja requires the manifestation of a number of essential accessories that might be required for the purpose. In other cases you can easily buy Navratri puja Kit online that are made available in the market to help you get things done with accuracy in your busy schedule.

All that you need to know about the deity

Devi Kalaratri is known to be one of the fiercest forms of Goddess Durga and is known to be the beholder of Supreme power. The name Kalaratri distinctly means the destroyer of kaal or in other words time and death.

Speaking of the physical appearance of the deity, she has a dark skin complexion and possesses two hands, two of which hold a torch and a cleaver, while the other two depict the actions or the mudras – protecting and giving. The prime ornament that adorns her body is a divine necklace resembling the shimmer a thunder.

The legend that follows

According to legend, Devi Kalaratri was said to be invoked for the purpose of slaying the demon Raktbeej. Raktbeej is said to be a fierce demon who multiplied in his own form with every drop of blood that fell on to the earth. To prevent this from happening, the divine deity licked off every drop of blood from the demon’s body before it could reach the earth. This eventually brought about an end of the evil forces. This form of the goddess is also known as “Subhankari”.

Results obtained from the worship of Devi Kalaratri

The common belief pertaining to the worship of the deity is that she is believed to be the destroyer of ignorance and the prevailing darkness in the lives of the common masses. She appears to be a symbol of patience, calm and courage. Furthermore, she is said to omit any sort of ominous signs that might prevail in the planetary position of the stars of an individual.

The divine mantras for the occasion

  • Mantra

“ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः॥”

“Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah॥”

  • Stuti

“या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥”

“Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Kalaratri Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥”

  • Prarthana

“एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूरा नग्ना खरास्थिता।
लम्बोष्ठी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्त शरीरिणी॥
वामपादोल्लसल्लोह लताकण्टकभूषणा।
वर्धन मूर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयङ्करी॥”

“Ekaveni Japakarnapura Nagna Kharasthita।
Lamboshthi Karnikakarni Tailabhyakta Sharirini॥
Vamapadollasalloha Latakantakabhushana।
Vardhana Murdhadhwaja Krishna Kalaratrirbhayankari॥”

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