Navaratri 2022 – Maa Kalratri’s significance, Incarnation and legend!

We are giving details of Maa Kalratri, Legend behind Maa Kalratri Incarnation/Avatar, description about Goddess Kalratri’s appearance, weapons etc.

Today 2nd October 2022 is a 7th day of Navaratri Celebration. Every devotee is worshiped Maa Kalratri on 7th day of Navaratri. Today’s auspicious colour is Orange. You may choose Orange attires like saree, lehnga choli, kurti lehnga, jacket style choli lehnga, Salwar Kurti, Bandhani Lehenga Choli, Asymmetrical Lehenga Choli, Patola Lehenga Choli, Mirror Work Top & Skirt, Kurta Set With Traditional Print, Leheriya Saree, Patchwork FlaOrange Dress, Kediyu Top & Pants, Angarkha Tunic & Dhoti Pants for women and Indian Printed Kurta set, Short Kurta set with big figure motive/embroidary, Kediyu and dhoti will be the great choice, Waistcoat kurta set for Garba nights, Navratri special attire – Asymmetric Kurta set for men.

Information of Navaratri:

Navaratri is made up of with two words combination as NAVA (meaning nine) and RATRI (meaning night). i.e., Nine nights and is observed for nine days. Navaratri (Navratri or Navarathri) is a Hindu festival of Goddess Durga which is celebrated for ten days in the autumn (September, October) every year. Each of nine days signify one of the nine forms of Goddess Shakti: Durga, Bhadrakali, Jagadamba, Annapurna, Sarvamangala, Bhairavi, Chandika, Lalita, Bhavani and Mookambika. It is celebrated in different parts of India as well as abroad. Sharad navratri dedicates three days each for the worship of three forms of Maa Shakti – Goddess Durga (first three days), Goddess Lakshmi (fourth to sixth day) and Goddess Saraswati (last three days).

Navaratri Day 7 – Maa Kalratri: Significance, Incarnation, Legend and Celebration!

The seventh form of Durga, the one who is as dark as night is Kalratri. The most aggressive form of Goddess Durga, Kalaratri is worshiped on Saptmi.

Maa Kalratri’s Appearance, Portrayal and Weapons:

With her hairs unlocked and fires coming out of her nose at the time of breathing, she represents a very different form of Goddess Durga.

She had four hands. She holds a sharp sword in her right hand. On the left hand, she holds a burning torch; whereas, her lower left hand remains in such a position which reflects her fearless style. This form of Goddess Durga is known as “Shubhamkari”.

The appearance of Kalaratri is that of the darkest of nights with openhanded hair and a heavenly shaped form. She has four hands – the left two hands hold a scimitar and a thunderbolt and the right two are in the varada (blessing) and abhaya (protecting) mudras. She wears a necklace that shines like the moon. Kaalratri has three eyes which emanate rays like lightning. Flames appear through her nostrils when she inhales or exhales. Her mount is the donkey, sometimes considered as a corpse.

Legend about Kalratri’s incarnation:

As per legend, Once upon a time, there were two demons named Shumbha and Nishumbha, who attacked devaloka and conquered the daemons. Indra the ruler of the gods, along with the other gods went to the Himalayas to get Lord Shiva’s help in repossessing their dwelling. Together, they prayed to Goddess Parvati. Parvati heard their prayer while she was bathing, so she created another goddess, Chandi (Ambika) to assist the gods by conquering the demons. Chanda and Munda were two demon generals sent by Shumbha and Nishumbha. When they came to battle her, Goddess Chandi created a dark goddess, Kali (called Kaalratri). Kali/Kaalratri killed them, thereby getting the name Chamunda.

Furthermore, a demon named Raktabija arrived. Raktabija had the boon that if any drop of blood of his fell onto the ground, a clone of him would be created. When Kaalratri attacked on him, his spilt blood gave rise to numerous clones of him. As such, it became impossible to defeat him. So, while fighting, Kaalratri furious at this, drank his blood to avoid it from falling down, finally killing Raktabija and helping goddess Chandi to kill his commanders, Shumbha and Nishumbha. She became so ferocious and destructive that she started killing everyone whoever coming in front of her. All the gods prayed in front of god shiva to stop her so shiv decided to come below her foot trying to stop her. When she was engaged in killing everyone, god shiva appeared below her foot. By seeing her adored husband below her foot, she bit her tongue (Her idols and photos contain this look) and helped him (God Shiva) to stand and in the guilt, she forgot about the fight and hence God shiva calmed her down.

As per another legend, there was a demon named Durgasur who want to abolish world and drove away all the devas from heaven and snatched four Vedas. Parvati got to know about this and created Kaalratri, instructing her to warn Durgasur against an attack. Durgasur’s guards however tried to capture Kaalratri when she turned up as a messenger. Kaalratri then assumed a gigantic form and delivered the warning to him. Afterward, when Durgasur came to attack Kailash, Parvati battled him and killed him gaining the name Durga. Here Kaalratri serves as a go-between who gives the message and warning from Parvati to Durgasur.

Colour Pattern of 5th Day:

Day 7: Saptami (2nd October 2022 – Sunday) – Orange

The colour of the seventh day is Orange. This colour signifies energy and happiness.  Hindus worship Goddess Kalratri on this day. Kalaratri is the seventh avatar of Navdurga. The word Kalaratri means the One who is “the Death of Kaal” and over here it is refer Orange to as death. The Devi’s immense power is represented by the orange colour. This colour represents brightness, happiness and positive energy.

Navaratri colour 2022 Bollywood actresses Navratri colour Orange:

Navaratri colour 2022 Bollywood actresses Navratri colour Orange
Navaratri colour 2022 Bollywood actresses Navratri colour Orange

Navaratri colour 2022 South actresses Navratri colour Orange:

Navaratri colour 2022 South actresses Navratri colour Orange
Navaratri colour 2022 South actresses Navratri colour Orange

How to celebrate Navaratri:

For Navratri Day 1 colour is White, and the white flower arrangement is the best way to beautify the navaratri temple decoration. The first Sharad Navratri colour is white, so to plan your navratri decoration with white colour theme, you can choose for white Tulip flowers. You can beautify the wall behind the mandap with lovely white tulips.

You can do fasting if possible and show your physical and emotional devotion to Maa Kalratri for goddess maa’s blessings for you and your family well-being and prosperity. You can also do mediation for peace and purity.

Kalratri Mantra:

ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नम: Oṃ Devī Kālarātryai Namaḥ

मां कालरात्रि मंत्र- Maa Kalratri Mantra:

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:

Dhyan Mantra for Kalratri:

करालवंदना धोरां मुक्तकेशी चतुर्भुजाम्। कालरात्रिं करालिंका दिव्यां विद्युतमाला विभूषिताम॥

Karalvandana dhoram muktkeshi chaturbhujam. Kaal Ratrim karalikaam divyam vidyutmala vibhushitam.

Navaratri Prayers:

Durga Stuti 1:

Sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike

Sharanye trayambake Gauri

Narayani namosthute

Meaning:

sarva mangala mangalye– To auspiciousness of all auspiciousness

Shiva -to the Good

sarvarrtha saadhike – to the accomplisher of all objectives

sharanye – to the Source of Refuge

tryambake – to the mother of the three worlds.

Gauri – to the Goddess who is Rays of Light

Naaraayani – Exposer of consciousness

Namostute- We bow to you again and again. We worship you.

Durga Stuti 2:

Ya Devi Sarvbhuteshu matrarupen sansthitah

Ya Devi Sarvbhuteshu shaktirupen sansthitah

Ya Devi Sarvbhuteshu shantirupen sansthitah

Namastasyye Namastasyye Namastasyye Namo Namah

Om Ambaye Namah

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु मातृरुपेण संस्थितः ।
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु शक्तिरुपेण संस्थितः ।
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु शान्तिरुपेण संस्थितः ।
नमस्तस्यैः नमस्तस्यैः नमस्तस्यैः नमो नमः ।
ॐ अम्बायै नमः ॥

Meaning: Chanting Durga Stuti is alike to doing meditation. It gives a unique sense of satisfaction and one feels calm after chanting it. It also drive evil energies away from one’s life and attract positive energies. It helps a person grow healthy, wealthy and prosperous.

Navaratri Special Bollywood Songs: We are giving a list of Bollywood’s a few songs for Navaratri and doing Garba and Dandia.

Shubhaarambh! (Film Kai Po Che!)

Dholi Tharo Dhol Baje! (Film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam)

Nagada Sang Dhol Baaje! (Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela)

Dola Re! (Film Devdas)

Radha Kaise Na Jale (Film Lagaan)

Udi Udi Jaye (Film Raees)

Gunji Aangna Mein Shehnai (Film Life Partner)

Lahu Munh Lag Gaya (Film Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela)

Rangilo Maro Dholna (Music Album Pyar Ke Geet)

Saason Ki Zarurat Hai Jaise (Film Rock On!)

Sheronwali (Film Suhaag)

Maine Payal Hai Chhankai (Falguni Pathak)

Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye (Falguni Pathak)

Piya (Falguni Pathak)

Indhana Winva (Falguni Pathak)

Aiyo Rama (Falguni Pathak)

Pankhida Tu Udi Jaje (Falguni Pathak)

Chogada (Film Loveyatri)

Kamariya (Film Mitron)

Sanedo (Film Mitron)

Rangtaari (Film Loveyatri)

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