Chaitra Navratri 2024 Day 7: Worship Maa Kaalratri for Inner Strength & Protection

Celebrate Day 7 of Chaitra Navratri 2024 dedicated to Maa Kaalratri. Learn about rituals, mantras, and the significance of worshipping the powerful dark form of Durga.

New Delhi, India: As the auspicious festival of Chaitra Navratri enters its seventh day, devotees across India pay homage to Maa Kalaratri, seeking her blessings for courage, inner strength, and protection. This day, known as Saptami, holds immense significance in the nine-day celebration dedicated to honoring the Hindu goddess Durga.

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Day 7

Who is Maa Kalaratri?

Maa Kalaratri, the seventh manifestation of Maa Durga, symbolizes fierce determination and power. Her name translates to “the one who is dark as night,” reflecting her formidable appearance and her role in destroying ignorance and darkness. Devotees revere her as one of the most potent forms of the goddess, representing strength and fearlessness.

Rituals and Puja Vidhi

On Chaitra Navratri Day 7, worshippers perform special puja rituals to honor Maa Kalaratri. The color associated with this day is blue, signifying the goddess’s fierce nature. Devotees offer jaggery or dishes made from jaggery as prasad during the worship. Additionally, the “sringar” ceremony involves adorning the goddess with items like sindoor, kajal, comb, hair oil, shampoo, nail polish, and lipstick, among others.

Mantras and Stuti

As devotees seek Maa Kalaratri’s blessings, they chant powerful mantras and stuti (hymns) to invoke her divine energy:

ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः (Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah)

ॐ जयंती मंगला काली भद्रकाली कपलिनी (Om Jayanti Mangala Kali Bhadrakali Kapalini)

Shubh Muhurat

The seventh day of Chaitra Navratri begins at 11:44 am and concludes the following day, April 15th, at 12:11 pm. As devotees immerse themselves in the worship of Maa Kalaratri, they seek inner strength, fearlessness, and the ability to overcome life’s challenges. May this auspicious day bring blessings and protection to all! 

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