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Worshipping Goddess Kalratri - Seventh Day of Navratri - Chaitra Navratri 2017
Goddess Kalratri is worshipped on the seventh day of Durga Puja. In 2017, the seventh day of Navratri will be celebrated on 3 April, Goddess Kalratri is known to provide auspicious results always to her devotees, thus known as Shubhankari.
Kalratri appears to be one of the most fiercest form of goddess Durga. The complexion of goddess Kalaratri is like a dark night, she has a bountiful hair and her necklace is shining like thunder. She has three eyes which emanate rays like lightning. Flames appear through her nostrils when she inhales or exhales air. This form of Goddess is believed to be the destroyer of all demons.
Historical Significance of Worshipping Goddess Kalratri
The complexion of Devi Kalratri is as black as a dark night. She has a protruded eyes through which the goddess have a vision of grace on her devotees. Her right upper arm signifies protection and lower arm signifies her giving character. She holds a cleaver and a torch in her left two hands. Her hair always open and waves in the air. Goddess Kalratri is seated on a donkey. This manifestation of the goddess is very auspicious and is also known as Shubhkari.
Rituals to Worship Goddess Kalratri
It is the most important day for Tantriks to perform their rituals. They worship goddess Kalratri after the midnight with tantrik rituals.The seventh night of the Navratri is also known as the Night Of Siddhis. They worship goddess Kalratri after the midnight with tantrik rituals. On this day, the eyes of the goddess are opened and the vilva which is invited on the sixth day of the navratra is included into the puja. Worshipers on this day door open of every siddhi in universe. The devotees collect at the temple and worship her with full dedication and devotion.
The rituals to worship the goddess on the seventh Navratri is similar to that of other nine divine days. The puja on the seventh day is performed like any other day of Navratra in the morning. But, special offerings and rituals are performed to worship the goddess at midnight of the Saptami. Various kinds of tantrik rituals are performed on this day, so alcohol is also offerd to the goddess. This is the night of Siddh Yogis & sadhaks which practice penance on Shashastra Chakra on this day.
According to the rituals mentioned in the scriptures, first of all the Kalasha is worshipped along with all the planets and family members of the goddess. After that one should worship the goddess Kalratri. Lord Shiva and Brahma are also worshipped after worshipping the goddess.