Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Maa Kalaratri – The Worship of the Fiercest Forms of Godess Durga on 7th Navratri

  Maa Kalaratri is the seventh Shakti of Maa Durga. The seventh day of Navratri pooja is dedicated to Durga Kalratri. This is the most violent form of Godess Durga. Kalaratri is the one of the fiercest forms of Durga and her appearance itself evokes fear. This form of Goddess is believed to be the destroyer of all demon entities. Kalaratri means the One who is “the Death of Kaal”. Here Kaal is dedicated as time & death. Kalaratri is the one who destroys ignorance and removes darkness. This form primarily depicts that life also has dark side – the violent Mother Nature and creates havoc and removes all dirt. She is also known as Shubhankari.In this form Goddess Kalratri killed Raktabeej. Raktabeej was a demon who could multiply from every drop of his blood which fell on the ground. The Goddess Kaalratri killed him by licking the blood before it could reach the ground and hence conquered him. She endows her devotees with calm and courage. The complexion of Maa Kalaratri is like dark night with bountiful hair and has four hands. The left two hands holds a cleaver and a torch, and the right two are in the mudras of “giving” and “protecting”. She has necklace is so shining like thunder. She has three eyes which emanate rays like lightning. Flames appear through her nostrils when she inhales or exhales air. Her mount is donkey. Blue,Red, White color should be used to wear on this day. Appearance of Maa Kalratri is very dangerous. But she always gives good fruits. So devoters should not get afraid of her. Her worship on 7th day of Navratri has very much importavnce to yogies & sadhak. Yogis & sadhaks penance on Shahtra Chakra on this day. For the worshipers on this day door opens of every siddhi in universe. in universe. Just by remembering Maa ghost ran away. If any negative effect is arising due to a planets than by worshiping on this day bad effects vanishes. Any type of fear goes away. Subhankari Mata always give ‘Subh’ good fruits. True faith restraint & concentration is necessary for worship.

<span>The nine-day festival of Navaratri is an exclusive period for worshipping the Divine Mother . It is the most sacred period for obtaining the divine grace and blessings. Special prayers and poojas are conducted both in homes and Devi temples. The worship conducted in the  Chamundi Temple  is highly religious and true to Vedic traditions. Hundreds of pilgrims take the Divine Darshan of the Goddess during the nine days held sacred to Durga. The nine-day rituals are conducted according to Vedic rites and as prescribed in the Devi Bhagavata . The nine days are divided into three sub-periods of three days each. Each sub-period is devoted to the propitiation of one aspect of  Devi . During the first sub-period, the Goddess is worshiped in the manifestation of  Mahakali , for obtaining immunity from diseases, poverty and grief. During the second sub-period, she is worshipped as  Mahalakshmi , for securing wealth, happiness and prosperity. The third sub-period is dedicated to the worship of  Mahasarasvati ,to obtain purity of thought, intellectual eminence and spiritual bliss. The three manifestations of the Devi, representatively are known as  Shiva Shakti (or Maheswari), Vaishnavi and Brahmi . On the ninth day,  Chandi Homa  is performed. Special offering of libations is made to the Goddess in her manifestation as  Chandi . On the 10th day, the day of feast, a procession is taken out and the Sami, also known as Banni, tree is worshipped. The 7th day of Navaratri is celebrated as the Sarasvati Pooja. TheSaptami (7th)day is sacred to the Devi in her incarnation as Mahasarasvati. Mahasarsvati  is the great goddess of learning, representing all arts and sciences. Books, writing materials and palm leaves are worshipped on that day. The 8th day is Durgashtami . On this day, the Devi is worshipped as a day specially devoted to  Durga . On the ninth  Mahanavami  day, implements and instruments, symbolic of the occupation or avocation of the devotee, are worshipped. The Agamas describe Devi as Durga taking nine different forms, which together are spoken of as Nava Durgas. It is in these nine forms that the Goddess is specially invoked. The Goddess is worshiped with great devotion and faith on each day separately, the worshipper seeking different favours on each day.Dasara  is a festival so universal in India it is observed by all classes of people

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  1. What are the sacred mantras for getting blessings of Devi Kaalraatri..!!