Chaitra Navratri 2024: Unveiling the Enigmatic Power of Maa Kalratri – Day 7
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Chaitra Navratri 2024: Unveiling the Enigmatic Power of Maa Kalratri – Day 7

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Chaitra Navratri 2024: Unveiling the Enigmatic Power of Maa Kalratri – Day 7

As Chaitra Navratri gracefully progresses, we find ourselves on the auspicious seventh day, a day dedicated to the awe-inspiring Maa Kalratri, the embodiment of immense power and the vanquisher of darkness. Let’s delve into the depths of her divine presence, exploring the significance of her worship, the sacred rituals, and the शुभ मुहूर्त that empowers our offerings.

Unveiling the Radiance of Maa Kalratri: A Portrait of the Divine

Maa Kalratri, the seventh incarnation of Maa Durga, is revered as the dispeller of ignorance and the protector from all forms of negativity. Her name, meaning “she who is dark as night,” aptly reflects her fierce and formidable nature. She is often depicted riding a donkey, symbolizing her triumph over worldly desires and attachments.

Chaitra Navratri 2024: Unveiling the Enigmatic Power of Maa Kalratri - Day 7
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Significance of Maa Kalratri’s Worship

The worship of Maa Kalratri holds immense significance, as it is believed to bestow upon devotees:

  • Protection from Evil Forces: Maa Kalratri’s divine power shields devotees from malefic influences, negative energies, and spiritual ailments.

  • Eradication of Fear and Anxiety: Her presence dispels fear, anxiety, and self-doubt, fostering inner strength and resilience.

  • Fulfillment of Desires: Sincere prayers offered to Maa Kalratri are believed to attract the fulfillment of genuine desires and aspirations.

  • Attainment of Moksha: Her blessings are said to guide devotees towards the path of spiritual liberation (moksha), the ultimate goal of human existence.

Shubh Muhurat for Maa Kalratri Puja

To amplify the auspiciousness of your worship, consider performing the puja during the following शुभ मुहूर्त:

  • Abhishek Muhurat: 12:01 AM – 12:52 AM

  • Sandhya Muhurat: 7:24 PM – 8:57 PM

Essential Samagri for Maa Kalratri Puja

Gather these sacred items to ensure a complete and fruitful puja experience:

  • Kalash: A sacred vessel filled with water, symbolizing abundance and prosperity.

  • Idols or Pictures: Images of Maa Kalratri and other deities you revere.

  • Diyas and Incense: Illuminate the puja area with diyas and offer fragrant incense to create a divine ambiance.

  • Flowers and Garland: Adorn the idols with fresh flowers and a beautiful garland to express your devotion.

  • Bhog: Prepare a delectable offering of vegetarian food, such as fruits, sweets, and savory dishes.

  • Dakshina: Offer a symbolic dakshina (monetary offering) to express gratitude and humility.

Puja Rituals: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Sankalpa: Begin with a sankalpa, a solemn declaration of your intention to perform the puja with utmost sincerity and devotion.

  2. Kalash Sthapana: Install the kalash on a clean, sacred spot, filling it with water and adorning it with mango leaves and a coconut.

  3. Invocation of Deities: Invoke the presence of Maa Kalratri, Lord Ganesha, and Navagrahas (nine planets) by chanting their respective mantras.

  4. Snaan: Perform a symbolic abhishek (sacred bath) of the idols with water, milk, honey, and panchamrit (a mixture of five sacred elements).

  5. Vesh Bhusha: Dress the idols with beautiful attire, adorn them with ornaments, and offer fresh flowers and a garland.

  6. Dipavali: Light diyas and incense sticks to illuminate the puja area and create a fragrant atmosphere.

  7. Naivedya: Offer the prepared bhog to Maa Kalratri, expressing your devotion and gratitude.

  8. Aarti: Perform aarti, the devotional singing of hymns, to extol the divine grace of Maa Kalratri.

  9. Dakshina: Offer dakshina to the deities and to the brahmin (priest) officiating the puja.

  10. Parikrama: Perform circumambulations (parikrama) around the puja area, seeking the blessings of Maa Kalratri.

  11. Prayer and Meditation: Conclude the puja with heartfelt prayers and meditation, seeking Maa Kalratri’s guidance and blessings.

Color for the Day: Embracing the Radiance of White

Siddha mantra of Maa Kalratri:

ओम ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चै ऊं कालरात्रि दैव्ये नम:


एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूरा नग्ना खरास्थिता।

लम्बोष्ठी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्तशरीरिणी॥


वर्धनमूर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयंकरी॥

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