Mata Kalratri is the seventh incarnation of Maa Durga. Mata Kalratri is worshiped on the seventh day of Navratri. The from of Maa Kalratri looks terribly scary and powerful. This form of Maa is also very fierce, but it is said that the more scary the goddess looks, the more it is auspicious for the devotees. She never disappoints her devotees. The best thing about Mata Kalratri is that she is always helpful in fulfilling the wishes of her innocent devotees. Her devotees are generally fearless and able to do all their work easily without facing any obstacles. A person suffering from Rahu Dosha must conduct the Kalratri Puja. Let’s know more about the form of Mata Kalratri.
Form of Mata Kalratri
Mata Kalratri is one of the most fierce forms of Goddess Durga. Her complexion is very dark in colour. She has very long hair and let’s it loose. She wears a garland containing great energy and lighting around her neck. Mata Kalratri had three eyes and four hands. When she breathes, flames come out of her nostrils. Kaal means death and Kaalratri means death of the dead. She controls all the past, future and present tenses under her control. Her vehicle is a donkey. She has four hands and holds a very powerful weapon in two of those hands which is enough to destroy the enemies.
Significance of Goddess Kalratri
Mata Kalratri is not an angry goddess in general, but she gets very angry on people who are cruel and wicked. She always has a dim smile on her lips, which forgives those who take refuge. Mata Kalratri teaches us that human life is a combination of up’s and downs, light and darkness, therefore we shouldn’t get discouraged when we are going through a dark or rough phase in life. Rather we should be fearless and try to fight all the obstacles that come in our path of success
Let’s get to know how to perform the special worship of Mata Kalratri and what are her mantras-
Worship method of Mata Kalratri on the seventh day of Navratri
Mata Kalratri should be worshiped in a special way on the seventh day of Navratri. First of all worship of Lord Ganesha, Kartikeya, Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi Jaya, Vijaya should be conducted in the place where the Ghatasthapana has been done. After this, by invoking Maa Kalratri, the devotees should offer flowers, new medicines, incense, and oil lamps to the goddess. Offering halwa and kheer to Maa is considered auspicious. It is good to recite “Goddess Sukta, Ratri Sukta” at the time of worship of Maa Kalratri. At the same time, liquor is also offered to the Maa as bhog in many places. However, there is no such binding ritual to do so. According to some legends, Mata Kalratri is worshiped even during the night on the seventh day of Navratri.
Mantras of Mata Kalratri
- Om kaalratri deviyeh namah
- Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Kalratri Rupain Sansitha
Namastasyai, Namasthasai, Namasthasai Namo Namah.
- ‘Om Hleem Kleem Chamundaye Vijayi Om Kalratri
Benefits of Kalratri Puja
Mata Kalratri is a symbol of victory over darkness. People who worship Maa Kalratri are believed to become totally fearless in life. Devotees who worship her have no fear of anything. The confidence of such devotees remains at the peak. Maa Kalratri is also called Shubhankari, therefore, one who worships her gets auspicious results everywhere. According to Vedic astrology, Maa Kalratri should be worshiped to get rid of the troubles of Rahu. The negative results of Rahu become positive by the grace of Goddess Kalratri. Goddess Kalratri is referred to as a divine form of energy. Her vehicle is a donkey, who is known to works hard always, so by worshiping the goddess, a habit of laziness can be eliminated. The worship of Maa Kalratri on the seventh day of Navratri is considered very auspicious and the devotees must perform the puja to gain name, fame, happiness and prosperity in life.
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