Vasant Navratri Day 7: Appease Maa Kaalratri
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The seventh day of Vasant or Chaitra Navratri is associated with worshipping Maa Kaalratri.
Who is Maa Kaalratri?
Once two demon brothers named Shumbha & Nishumbha invaded the heaven and the king of heaven- Indra along with other Gods, fleed to save their lives and went to seek refuge in Kailasha (Abode of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati). There the Gods prayed to Goddess Parvati for protection.
Goddess Parvati took the extremely ferocious form of Kaalratri to kill Shumbha & Nishumbha and gave the Gods their kingdom back. Kaalratri is made up of two words- 'Kaal and Ratri'. Kaal in this context means Death and Ratri means Night/Darkness/Ignorance. Hence, Maa Kaalratri brings an end to the darkness or ignorance in the lives of Her devotees.
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Depiction of Maa Kaalratri
Maa Kaalratri is depicted seated on a Donkey and has four hands.
She holds a Scimitar and a Thunder weapon in Her two left hands while Her two right hands are in Varadaan Mudra (hand position in which She bestows boons upon Her devotees) and Abhaya Mudra (hand position in which She gives fearlessness to Her devotees). She is shown wearing a garland of lightning with Her hair open and flames of fire coming out of Her nostrils.
She has three eyes and Her looks are extremely ferocious but one must note that She is also known as 'Shubhankari' Shubhankari means "One whose 'Darshan' (sight) is very auspicious" and it holds absolutely true as for Her devotees Her Darshan bring incredible auspiciousness in their lives.
Significance of Maa Kaalratri Worship
One who worships Maa Kaalratri, remains safe from all enemies and emerges victorious in all battles. No enemy, open or hidden, can harm a devotee of Maa Kaalratri plus Her devotees are blessed with wisdom & knowledge.
A person with Maa Kaalratri's blessings succeeds in all walks of life and progresses on the spiritual path as well. Abundance in wealth and sound health are the natural consequences of the blessings of Maa Kaalratri. People entangled in legal battles find things turning into their favour if Maa Kaalratri bestows Her auspicious blessings upon them.
Planet Shani (Saturn) is governed by Maa Kaalratri and people who are affected by an ill positioned Saturn as per their horoscope get immediate relief from all problems by the divine blessings of this benevolent form of Goddess Almighty.
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How to please Maa Kaalratri?
In order to please all the nine forms of Goddess Durga (including Maa Kaalratri) which are known as Nav Durga, devotees perform Nav Durga Pujan.
Nav Durga Pujan is a powerful spiritual process that wards off all problems & hurdles from life and brings the incredibly auspicious blessings of the nine forms of Goddess Durga in the life of a person which ensure a life full of joy, success, bliss & prosperity!
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Benefits of Nav Durga Pujan
- It destroys the malefic karmas from our karmic baggage that are responsible for our miseries.
- It brings abundance in wealth & a prosperous life ahead.
- It bestows a calm and peaceful state of mind upon the devotee.
- It blesses with a sound health and brings a relief from all ailments.
- It makes the devotee emerge victorious over all enemies and ensures a win in litigations & legal battles.
- It brings growth on the spiritual path and enhances the results of spiritual practices.
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Details of Nav Durga Pujan
- Pujan on your behalf by highly learned Brahmin Priests.
- You would receive Mata Ki Chunri, Durga Chalisa, Panchmeva and multiple edible items including coconut used in the Pujan as Holy Prasad.
- Arrangement of watching the recording of the Pujan from the comfort of your home via an online link.
The Nav Durga Pujan is performed in strict accordance with all Vedic and Devi Puja rules & rituals.
Additionally, you can also bring the incredibly powerful Dhoomavati Yantra which is the celestial representation of one of the forms of Goddess Durga.
You can place this yantra in your home or office and worship it regularly. Dhoomavati Yantra attracts highly positive energies from the cosmos and brings peace & prosperity in life. This Yantra dispels sorrow, depression and sadness from an individual's life and brings bliss, joy and happiness along with abundance in wealth!
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