Navratri is a nine-day long festivities. Each day is dedicated to a different Goddess during Navratri. Goddess Durga has nine different manifestoes. Thus, the seventh day is for Goddess Kaalratri. Goddess Kaalratri is also famous as Mahakali. She is ferocious and eliminates the evil and negative from the world. Goddess Kaalratri is an epitome of eradicating the demons and bringing peace to the life of people. She has a very dreadful appearance for the evils but for her devotees, she is soft and humble. She is the destroyer of the particular Kaal. (Also read: Navratri Special: Goddess Mahakali helps to turn anger into positive and powerful self)
What is the process of offering prayer during Navratri fast?
After watering the Kalash, the mantra is chanted to invite the Gods and Goddesses. By recalling their names, their whole clan is invited to shower us with immense blessings. On this seventh day, the grass sprouting up shows quite grown. On this day, alcohol is offered to the Goddess. The devotees should try to wear white colour clothes on this day. It brings peace and relief in the lives of the people.
By chanting this pious mantra one can worship Goddess Kaalratri
Ekveni Japakarnapura Nagna Kharastitha |
Lamboshthi Karnikakarni Tailabhyakta Sharirani ||
Vaampadolla Salloh Lata Kanthak Bhushna |
Vardhan Murdha Dhvaja Krishna Kalratri Bhayankari || (Also read: Navratri Special: How does fasting help to detoxify the body)
What is the significance of the sixth day of Navratri fast?
Each day of Navratri is significant in its own way. When the demons Shumbh Nishumb defeated the Gods and were trying to take control over them, the Gods worshipped Goddess To help them out. Goddess Durga appeared as Goddess Kaalratri and defeated the demons. The scariest out of them was demon Raktbeej, whose one drop of blood leads to the birth of a demon. Goddess Kaalratri killed him and drank his blood till the time he died. She helps her devotees by blessing them with protection and long life. She eradicates the negativity from the life of the people completely.
What do we learn by worshipping Goddess Kaalratri?
While the devotee worships Goddess Kalratri, she showers them with power and strength like the Goddess. The Goddess helps her devotees to diminish and destroy the negativity from the life completely. Besides this, she blesses her devotees with the courage to achieve their goals in life. By worshipping Goddess Kaalratri, the devotee enters Sahastrar chakra, which helps him to achieve complete perfection in the universe. Not just this, a complete devotion to the Goddess helps the devotee to work in the direction of their goals and remove the hurdles from life. (Also read: Navratri Special: How to lose weight with liquid diet during fasts)