Goddess Kalratri is worshiped on the seventh day of Navratri. Worshiping Maa Kalratri removes all obstacles. With this form of Devi Shakti, one is protected from the troubles that come in life. Goddess Kalratri fights demons and evil. Stress, fear, evil forces, etc. stay away.
Although The color of Maa Kalratri is Krishna, that’s why her name is Devi Kalratri, her hair is scattered and there is a mala of demons’ hairs around her neck. The three eyes of Maa Kalratri are as vast as the universe, from which rays keep emanating like lightning and the mother rides a donkey. Devi Kalratri has four arms, in the right hand the mother goddess blesses her devotees, and in the lower right hand, the mother gives a fearless expression in Abhayamudra. She has a blade in his left hand and an iron cut or katar in his lower left hand.
Story of Devi Kaalratri
Goddess Shakti is worshiped as Kalratri on the seventh day of Navratri. This story is the story of Goddess Kalratri.
Chand, Mund and Raktabeej are three demons attack on all three lokas
A long time ago, there were two demons named Shumbh and Nishumbh. He had a brother named Namoch, who was killed by Indra, the king of the gods. Shumbha and Nishumbha were very angry with this. They decided to attack the gods to take revenge or pay back. On the other hand, There were three demons named Chand, Munda, and Raktabija who were friends of Mahishasura who killed by Devi Durga. He came and joined hands with Shumbha and Nishumbha. The army of all these demons had attacked all the gods, defeated them, and started ruling over the three worlds. All the divinities or devtas became troubled and worried and approached to seek help from Goddess Shakti.
Devi Shakti as Devi Koshiki
Hearing the words of the divinities or devtas, Mother Goddess took the form of a goddess named Koshiki, who is the same image as Devi Parvati. Koshiki invites Shumbha to fight. An army of demons ruled by Shumbha reached to fight with Goddess Koshiki. The angry eyes of Goddess Koshiki were enough to kill some monsters, but some other demons were very powerful such as the demons named Chand, Munda, and Ruru.
Devi Koshiki created another Goddess “Devi Kaalratri”
To fight all this, Goddess Koshiki created another goddess from her forehead, whose name was Goddess Kali or Kalratri. The meaning of Kalratri is:- The end of time. Goddess Kalratri started fighting with Goddess Koshiki to kill the many demons. Seeing this, Ruru attacked Kalratri but Goddess Kalratri killed Ruru very easily. Thereafter Goddess Kalratri started chasing Chand and Mund who had escaped from the war. But Kalratri killed both of them too. This form of Kalratri is known as Chamunda Devi.
Devi Kaalratri and Devi Koshiki Killed the Demon Raktbija
After this Goddess Kalratri started fighting with all the other demons and Goddess Koshiki started chasing the demon named Raktabija. But Raktabija had a unique power. As soon as he was hit, as soon as a drop of his blood fell on the ground, a new Raktabija monster would be born from that drop of blood. Goddess Koshiki was getting very upset seeing this, then she called Goddess Kalratri to her. They both started meeting Raktbija together. Koshiki would attack raktabija and Kaal Ratri would drink its blood before it fell to the ground. In this way, Goddess Kalratri and Goddess Koshiki together killed Raktabija and also killed Shumbh and Nishumbha.
If Goddess Kalratri was not there then it would have been very difficult for the demons to die. This is a fearless and violent form of Goddess Shakti, but we should not panic with this form. Maa Kali fulfills the wishes of her devotees. Kali or Kalratri also has the form of Goddess Shubhankari which means one who purifies life. Goddess Shakti is worshiped as Kalratri on the seventh day of Navratri.
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः।।
Ya devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kaalratri Rupen Sansthita
Namastasya Namastasya Namastasya Namo Namah.
Pooja Vidhi of Devi Kaalratri
If the worship of Kalratri is done with pure mind and emotion, then the devotee can achieve the desired achievement. Mother Goddess is worshiped like the rest of the days of Navratri. For getting more fruits you can do these vidhis of devi kalratri.
- For the worship of Kalratri, first of all, with the Kalash, offer a pair of Agyari Long, etc. As usual, roli with rituals, tilak the goddess with Akshat.
- Recite the Beej Mantra of the Goddess “Klim em Sri Kalikayai Namah” 9-11 times.
- Finally, conclude the puja with Shama Rachana
Devi Kaalratri gives knowledge on how devotees should use their anger to achieve success. Mother Goddess always gives good fruits to her devotees. Therefore, the Goddess Kalratri is the goddess of yantra, tantra, and mantra. Ghost demons run away by taking only the name of Goddess Kalratri.