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Navratri Day 7 - Maa Kaalratri Puja, Puja Vidhi And Significance
Happy Navratri: Navratri 7th day or Saptami tithi is dedicated to the worship of Maa Kaalratri - the 7th form of Nav Durga
Navratri 2020: Maa Kaalratri Puja, Puja Vidhi And Significance
New Delhi: It is the Seventh day of the nine-day Hindu festival Sharad festival Navratri 2020. It started on 17th October and would end on Navami and Dashmi on 25 October. Navratri holds a special significance In Sanatan Dharma.
Each day of Navratri is dedicated to an avatar of Goddess Durga. The nine incarnations of Durga together are referred to as 'Navdurga'. The nine forms of Durga are Shailputri, Brahmcharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri.
The 7th day of Navaratri is dedicated to Maa Kalratri, the 7th Avtar of Maa Durga. Here, Kaal means time and death and Kaalratri means the One who is the Death of Kaal. Maa Kalratri destroys ignorance and brings light into the dark. Well, this form also depicts the dark side – the superpower that creates havoc and removes all things bad and dirty. But to Her devotees, She brings calmness and courage.
Maa Kaalratri has a dark complexion. Donkey is Her mount, She has bountiful hair and four hands. One of the two left hands holds a cleaver and the other holds a torch, and the right two hands are in “giving” and “protecting” mudras. She has three eyes emanate rays like lightning and Her necklace is shining like thunder. When She inhales and exhales air, flames appear through Her nostrils. Ganesha advises you to wear Blue, Red, and White colurs on this day.
Favorite flower: Night-blooming jasmine
Color of the Day: Grey colour
Deity: Maa Kaalratri
Mantra: 'ॐ कालरात्र्यै नम:।'
Worship Date: 7th day of Navratri (Saptami)
Maa teaches us that sorrow, pain, decay, destruction, and death are unavoidable and cannot be ignored. These are the truths of life and denying them is futile. We must accept their presence and significance to realize the fullness of our being and our potential.
The team of dailyaddaa wishes everyone A Very Happy Navratri and a prosperous year ahead!