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NAVRATRA-7 day(saptami) of this awakning festival is dedicated to MAA KAALRATRI.

Navdurga Maa Kaalratri

Once upon a time when demons called shumbh-nishunbh & raktabija crossed all the limits of terrorising deities(higher beings) and all the 3 lokas by their devilish acts.

All the devgana united and went to Lord shiva with the request to make them free from these demons, as they got the blessings from Brahma that they can’t be killed by any deity.

Lord shiva conveyed this request to Maa parvati & she decided to kill all the demons and took the fierce & energetic form of Maa Durga & had a war with all of them, and killed shumbh-nishumbh, chand & mund who were accompanying them in the war. but when it came to the most dangerous demon RAKTABIJA maa cut down his head but when his blood drops fell down, from that thousands of other RAKTABIJA took birth & came in physical form same as him.

Maa durga immidiatly took the most fierce & highly violent form called “KAALRATRI”
Here kaal means color black,death & time and ratri is night in the subtle meaning of ignorance.She is the one
who can bring “Death to one’s ignorance” and spread the light of truth in one’s life & CONSCIOUSNESS.

She’s generally known as Maa Kaali among the devotees.
One of her name is “Shumbhamkari” one who delivers the auspicious results to her devotees.

She’s dark black in color,having open entangled long hair,having a red colored cloth on her body, An extraordinarily sparkling garland in her neck like lightning in the sky. Having 3 eyes four arms, having abhay mudra (protecting one) in one hand, varmudra (the blessing one) in another, while 2 other hands are carrying weapons like scimitar & thunderbolt ( vajra) to destroy the demons.She’s exhaling the fire through her nostrils And burning with anger.Having a donkey as her mount.(vahana/vehicle)

In the battle with the Raktabija, with one of her hand she was striking the demon while carrying a pot for collecting his blood in another hand so it would not fall down,after destructing him completely Maa kaalratri drank all of the blood to avoid the risk of his rebirth or reincarnation.

Here I feel we can compare this act of Maa as the act of shiva of drinking all the Position by him self to save & protect others, That’s how our DIVINE PARENTS take care of their children, While sometimes we miss to realise it.

Maa can remove all the ill effects of evil eye(najar dosha), negative energies & demonic entities and destruct them permanently and protect us undoubtedly.She seems to be extremely horryifing to them so just by taking her name they will be disappeared and no one can harm u even a little. She’s always willing to guard her children & bless them with a fearless & brave life & mind.

Red flowers like hibiscus & jaggery would be the best to offer her , along with black sweets made from black sesame.

Astrological significance

This is the feminine manifestion of Lord Saturn’s energies.He will be pleased and pacified by worshiping her. Also She’s fearsome as him to the wrong ones.

Rahu is said to be a demon if his energies are not used in a constructive way, by praying her his energies will be diverted & can aligned for a positive purpose for betterment of all.

She owns the most destructive & discarding dynamic fiery energy of Mars.

6th house of battle ground fighting & winning over enemies with undefeatable force.

8th house as she also holds the power of the occult thus 8th house & deep sadhnas (Spiritual practices ) like hath yoga which needs strict decipline to raise kundalini shakti.

Her manta to recite

1) ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः॥

🌷Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah॥

2) 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॥

3) या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

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

Meaning :
Ohh powerful goddess having dark complexion like a night,owing big eyes & ears,who rides on the donkey having weapons like thunderbolt in her hand,protect me and shower your blessings on me.

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