Navratri during autumn is known as Shardiya Navratri and Sharadiya Navratri is the most important Navratri among the four Navratri of the year. It is also known as Maha Navratri. It is a nine-day long festival dedicated to a form of Goddess Durga where each form represents a specific characteristic of the mother.
Shardiya Navratri falls during the Shukla Paksha of the Ashwin month of the Hindu lunar calendar. It started on October 7, 2021 and will end on October 15, 2021.
Maa Kalratri is worshiped on Saptami Tithi. It is considered to be the most cruel form of Mata Parvati. Kalratri Puja will be done on 12 October 2021.
Maa Kalratri: Date and Time
Saptami till 21:47
Mool Nakshatra till 11:27
Maa Kalratri: Significance
Mata Kalratri is also known as Mata Shubhankari because of her auspicious power in her fiery form. It is believed that she makes her devotees fearless.
According to Markandeya Purana, Kalratri is one of the destructive forms of Goddess Durga. She rides on a donkey, her complexion is the darkest of nights, with long hair. He has three eyes.
When she breathes, flames come out of her nostrils. His four arms are holding a bowed thunderbolt and a curved sword in the left two hands while the right two hands are in abhayamudra (protection) and varamudra (blessing).
Two demons Shumbha and Nishumbha attacked Devlok. The gods prayed to Mother Parvati for their help. To create and fight terror, Chanda and Munda were two demons sent by Shumbha and Nishumbha, Mata created Kali Mata Kali/Kalratri, who killed both Chanda and Munda and was then named Chamunda. Kaalratri rules the planet Saturn.
Maa Kalratri: Mantra
Om Devi Kalratrayai Namah
Maa Kalratri: Prayer
Ekveni Japakarnapura Nagana Kharasthita.
Lamboshthi Karnikakarni oily body.
Vardhan Murdhadhwaj Krishna Kalratribhayankari॥
Maa Kalratri: Praise
Or Goddess Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kalratri Rupen Sanstha.
Namastasya Namastasya Namastasya Namo Namah
Maa Kalratri: Worship Method
Devotees should take a quick bath and wear clean clothes.
– Install the idol of the mother near the Kalash.
Offer paan and betel nut to the mother.
– Offer flowers to the mother, the jasmine flowers that bloom mostly in the night.
Ghee lamp is lit in front of the idol.
– Shri Durga Saptashati text is recited.
Mantras of Maa Kalratri are chanted.
– Aarti is performed and bhog is also offered in the evening.
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