Kalarathri - Goddess for the 7th day of Navarathri 0%/100% 74

Kalarathri - Goddess for the 7th day of Navarathri

Written by Aravind   |   Posted: 10/07/2016 06:17 PM IST

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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Mantra -

Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah

Prarthana -

Ekaveni Japakarnapura Nagna Kharasthita

Lamboshthi Karnikakarni Tailabhyakta Sharirini

Vamapadollasalloha Latakantakabhushana

Vardhana Murdhadhwaja Krishna Kalaratrirbhayankari

Stuti -

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Kalaratri Rupena Samsthita

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah

Dhyana -

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

Stotra -

Him Kalaratri Shrim Karali Cha Klim Kalyani Kalawati

Kalamata Kalidarpadhni Kamadisha Kupanvita

Kamabijajapanda Kamabijaswarupini

Kumatighni Kulinartinashini Kula Kamini

Klim Hrim Shrim Mantrvarnena Kalakantakaghatini

Kripamayi Kripadhara Kripapara Kripagama

Kavacha -

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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