Kaalratri is traditionally worshipped during the nine nights of Navratri celebrations. The seventh day of Navratri pooja is particularly dedicated to her and she is considered the fiercest form of the Mother Goddess, her appearance itself invokes fear. This form of Goddess is believed to be the destroyer of all demon entities, ghosts, spirits and negative energies, who flees upon knowing of her arrival.
Kaalratri is also known as Shubankari. meaning auspicious / doing good in Sanskrit, due to the belief that she always provides auspicious results to her devotees. It is believed that she makes her devotees fearless.
Goddess Kalaratri’s complexion is dark black and She rides on a donkey. She is depicted with four hands. Her right hands are in Abhaya and Varada Mudra and She carries sword and the deadly iron hook in her left hands.
Although the Goddess Kalaratri is the most ferocious form of Goddess Parvati, She blesses her devotees with Abhaya and Varada Mudras. Because of her Shubh or auspicious power within her ferocious form.
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Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah
Ekaveni Japakarnapura Nagna Kharasthita
Lamboshthi Karnikakarni Tailabhyakta Sharirini
Vardhana Murdhadhwaja Krishna Kalaratrirbhayankari
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Kalaratri Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Karalavandana Ghoram Muktakeshi Chaturbhujam
Kalaratrim Karalimka Divyam Vidyutamala Vibhushitam
Divyam Lauhavajra Khadga Vamoghordhva Karambujam
Abhayam Varadam Chaiva Dakshinodhvaghah Parnikam Mam
Mahamegha Prabham Shyamam Taksha Chaiva Gardabharudha
Ghoradamsha Karalasyam Pinonnata Payodharam
Sukha Prasanna Vadana Smeranna Saroruham
Evam Sachiyantayet Kalaratrim Sarvakam Samriddhidam
Him Kalaratri Shrim Karali Cha Klim Kalyani Kalawati
Kalamata Kalidarpadhni Kamadisha Kupanvita
Kumatighni Kulinartinashini Kula Kamini
Klim Hrim Shrim Mantrvarnena Kalakantakaghatini
Kripamayi Kripadhara Kripapara Kripagama
Om Klim Me Hridayam Patu Padau Shrikalaratri
Lalate Satatam Patu Tushtagraha Nivarini
Rasanam Patu Kaumari, Bhairavi Chakshushorbhama
Katau Prishthe Maheshani, Karnoshankarabhamini
Varjitani Tu Sthanabhi Yani Cha Kavachena Hi
Tani Sarvani Me Devisatatampatu Stambhini
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