Navratri Day 7 – Kalaratri

In navratri festival, on the day seven Goddess Kalratri (Kalaratri or Kaalratri) is worshipped in many homes of Bharat (India). Kalaratri is the seventh form of Nav Durga, Nav Durga means the nine forms of Durga. Goddess Parvati, Durga manifested herself into nine different forms representing the nine power sources. And therefore Navratri – the nine days festival of celebrating and praying nine forms of feminine energy Durga. Goddess Durga is worshipped in nine different forms twice a year, in the month of chaitra and sharad. We all worship and celebrate the festival in bharat (India) with love, faith and devotion. Shakti or Durga manifested in the navdurga to bestow spiritual and material things, siddhis, powers, joy, love and protection.

Goddess of the Navratri day Seven : Kalaratri or Kaalratri कालरात्रि.

Goddess Durga manifested herself in the fierce form of Kalaratri as the seventh of the navdurga. Goddess Parvati shedded off her white skin and wore the dark one to obtain the ferocious form. She did so to kill the demons shumbha and nishumbha. People in India worship her on the seventh day of navratri festival. She is also called Shubankari meaning auspicious/doing good.

Undoubtedly she is the destroyer of evil and protector. Goddess Kalaratri has four hands. Her two hands are in Abhaya and Varada Mudra. And she holds sword and the iron hook in her other two hands.

Governing Planet : Saturn (Shani)

In astrology saturn is the significator of karma, the dandakarak who gives the fruits of karma. One having good karma will get auspicious results while the result of the bad karma will be painful. The mantra chanting of Devi Kalaratri enhances the positive aspects of saturn and removes bad effects if one has in the horoscope.

Chakra Associated : Sahasrara, Crown Chakra, सहस्रार

The sadhana and worship of devi Kalaratri activates the crown chakra. It is the point of connection between us and the higher consciousness. Therefore if there is any blockage or imbalance, chanting mantra of Devi Kalaratri balances that.

Meditation and Mantras for Navratri Day seven of Goddess Kalaratri:

Meditation before Mantra

करालवन्दना घोरां मुक्तकेशी चतुर्भुजाम्।
कालरात्रिम् करालिंका दिव्याम् विद्युतमाला विभूषिताम्॥
दिव्यम् लौहवज्र खड्ग वामोघोर्ध्व कराम्बुजाम्।
अभयम् वरदाम् चैव दक्षिणोध्वाघः पार्णिकाम् मम्॥
महामेघ प्रभाम् श्यामाम् तक्षा चैव गर्दभारूढ़ा।
घोरदंश कारालास्यां पीनोन्नत पयोधराम्॥
सुख पप्रसन्न वदना स्मेरान्न सरोरूहाम्।
एवम् सचियन्तयेत् कालरात्रिम् सर्वकाम् समृध्दिदाम्॥

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॥

Or

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॥

Mantra

ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः ।।
Oṃ Devī Kalaratryai Namaḥ.

Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:॥

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

Stotra

हीं कालरात्रि श्रीं कराली च क्लीं कल्याणी कलावती।
कालमाता कलिदर्पध्नी कमदीश कुपान्विता॥
कामबीजजपान्दा कमबीजस्वरूपिणी।
कुमतिघ्नी कुलीनर्तिनाशिनी कुल कामिनी॥
क्लीं ह्रीं श्रीं मन्त्र्वर्णेन कालकण्टकघातिनी।
कृपामयी कृपाधारा कृपापारा कृपागमा॥

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॥

Kavach

ऊँ क्लीं मे हृदयम् पातु पादौ श्रीकालरात्रि।
ललाटे सततम् पातु तुष्टग्रह निवारिणी॥
रसनाम् पातु कौमारी, भैरवी चक्षुषोर्भम।
कटौ पृष्ठे महेशानी, कर्णोशङ्करभामिनी॥
वर्जितानी तु स्थानाभि यानि च कवचेन हि।
तानि सर्वाणि मे देवीसततंपातु स्तम्भिनी॥

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॥

Aarti

कालरात्रि जय जय महाकाली। काल के मुंह से बचाने वाली॥
दुष्ट संघारक नाम तुम्हारा। महाचंडी तेरा अवतारा॥
पृथ्वी और आकाश पे सारा। महाकाली है तेरा पसारा॥
खड्ग खप्पर रखने वाली। दुष्टों का लहू चखने वाली॥
कलकत्ता स्थान तुम्हारा। सब जगह देखूं तेरा नजारा॥
सभी देवता सब नर-नारी। गावें स्तुति सभी तुम्हारी॥
रक्तदन्ता और अन्नपूर्णा। कृपा करे तो कोई भी दुःख ना॥
ना कोई चिंता रहे ना बीमारी। ना कोई गम ना संकट भारी॥
उस पर कभी कष्ट ना आवे। महाकाली माँ जिसे बचावे॥
तू भी भक्त प्रेम से कह। कालरात्रि माँ तेरी जय॥

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