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Worshipping Goddess Kalratri - Seventh Day of Navratri - Kalratri Puja Muhurat
Goddess Kalratri is worshipped on the seventh day of the Navratri. The seventh manifestation of goddess Durga is known as Kalratri. In 2014, goddess Kalratri will be worshipped on 1st october as Shubhankari.
Appearance of Kalratri
Kalratri appears to be one of the most fiercest form of goddess Durga. The complexion of goddess Kalaratri is like a dark night, she has a bountiful hair and her necklace is shining like thunder. She has three eyes which emanate rays like lightning. Flames appear through her nostrils when she inhales or exhales air. This form of Goddess is believed to be the destroyer of all demonic entities.
The complexion of Devi Kalratri is as black as a dark night. She has a protruded eyes through which the goddess have a vision of grace on her devotees. Her right upper arm signifies protection and lower arm signifies her giving character.
She holds a cleaver and a torch in her left two hands. Her hair always open and waves in the air. Goddess Kalratri is seated on a donkey. This manifestation of the goddess is very auspicious and is also known as Shubhkari.
Rituals To Worship Goddess Kalratri
The rituals to worship the goddess on the seventh Navratri is similar to that of other nine divine days. It is the most important day for Tantriks to perform their rituals. They worship goddess Kalratri after the midnight with tantrik rituals.The seventh night of the Navratri is also known as the Night of Siddhis. As per the rituals mentioned in the scriptures, the puja begins with the worshiping of Kalash.
According to the rituals mentioned in the scriptures, first of all the Kalasha is worshipped along with all the planets and family members of the goddess. The seventh Navratri has special significance, due to which a huge crowd of devotees collect at the temple and worship her with full dedication and devotion.
Goddess Kalratri For Tantra Puja
Seventh day of Durga Puja is most important day for Tantriks to perform their rituals. They worship goddess Kalratri after the midnight with tantrik rituals. On this day, the eyes of the goddess are opened and the vilva which is invited on the sixth day of the navratra is included into the puja. Worshipers on this day door open of every siddhi in universe
Ek Vaidhi Japakrinpura Nagna Kharasthita |
Lamboshti Karnikakani Tailabhayashareerini ||
Vampadolallsallohaltaknatak Bhushana |
Vardhanmudhardhawaja Krishna Kalratribhayankari ||
“Kalratrimahoharatrishrach Darunna Twam shristwamishravi Twam Hristavam Budhibrodhlakhana” Lord Brahma chanted this mantra to worship the goddess to protect his life from the demon named Madhu Kaitab and to wake up Lord Vishnu from the sleep.