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She is also known as Shubhamkari
Tamil scriptகாளராத்ரி
AffiliationAvatar of Adi Parashakti/Parvati
WeaponThorn like weapon and dagger

The combined 9 forms of Durga create Navdurga--who killed the demon Mahishasura
Maa Kala Ratri is the seventh form amongst the Navadurga or the nine forms of the Hindu goddess Parvati or (Shakti). She is worshipped during the nine nights of Navratri celebrations.[1] The seventh day of Navratripooja (ritual) is dedicated to Durga Kalaratri and she is considered the most violent form[2] of Goddess Durga. Kalaratri is the one of the fiercest forms of Durga and her appearance itself evokes fear.
This form of Goddess is believed to be the destroyer of all demon entities, ghosts, spirits and negative energies, who flee upon knowing of her arrival.[3]


Kaal Ratri means the One who is “the Death of Kaal”. Here Kaal is dedicated as time & death and ratri means night. Kaal Ratri is the one who destroys ignorance and removes darkness. This form primarily depicts that life also has a dark side – the violence of Mother Nature, creating havoc and removing all dirt. She is also known as Shubhamkari or "good-doing".


Once there were two demons named Shumbha and Nishumbha, who invaded devaloka and defeated the demigods; Indra the ruler of the demigods, along with the demigods went to The Himalayas for getting help, to get back their abode. They prayed to goddess Parvati. Parvati heard their prayer, while she was bathing, so she created another goddess Chandi or Ambika to help them out. Goddess Chandi then went to kill the cruel demons. In the battlefield when Chanda-Munda sent by Shumbha and Nishumbha, came to battle her, she created a dark goddess Kali or Kaalratri. Kali killed them acquiring the name Chamunda. A demon namedRakhtbeej arrived, who had the boon that if any drop of blood of him fell on the ground another Rakhtbeej would be created. When Kaalratri attacked on him, his blood would create several clones of him. This way it was impossible to defeat him. So while battling, furious Kaalratri whenever attacked him drank his blood to prevent it from falling down and thus she killed Raktabeej and helping goddess Chandi to kill Shumbha and Nishumbha and give back the demigods a safe place to live.
Another legend says that, once there was a demon named Durgasur who tried to attack Kailash, the abode of Parvati in the absence of Shiva. Parvati got to know about this and created Kaalratri and said her to go and warn Durgasur, when Kaalratri reached there Durgasur's guards tried to capture her but she grew big in her original form and said Durgasur that his death was nearby. After that when Durgasur came to invade Kailash, Parvati battled him and killed him gaining the name Durga. Here Kaalratri serves as an agent who gives the message and warning from Parvati to Durgasur.
The complexion of Maa Kalaratri is like dark night with bountiful hair and heavenly shaped form, and, she has four hands. The left two hands holds a scimitar and a thunderbolt, and the right two are in the mudras of “giving” and “protecting”. She wears a necklace that shines like the moon. Kalaratri has three eyes which emanate rays like lightning. Flames appear through her nostrils when she inhales or exhales.[4] Her mount is the donkey, often considered as a donkey's corpse. Blue, red and white colors should be used to wear on this day.
The appearance of Maa Kalaratri can be seen as being very dangerous for evil-doers. But she always bears good fruits for her devotees who are not afraid of her and all should avoid fear when faced with her, for she removes the darkness of worry from life of her bhaktas or worshipers. Her worship on 7th day of Navratri has very much a high importance to Yogis and Sādhakas. Yogis & Sādhaka penance on Shahtra Chakra on this day. For the worshipers on this day door opens of every siddhi, power and practice in the universe.


  • Kalratri -Varanasi Temple, D.8/17, Kalika Galli, which is a lane parallel to Annapurna – Vishwanath

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    Devi Kalratri is the seventh incarnation of Goddess Durga. Vanish all your fears by honoring Goddess Kalratri on the the seventh day of Navratri.

    The seventh day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Kalratri.

    Goddess Kalratri blesses her devotees with boon of achieving remarkable power, name, and fame. If worshiped with pure heart and soul, Maa Kalratri removes all the hurdles from the life of her devotees and bless them with eternal happiness. She is considered as the most furious form of Maa Durga. Devi Kalratri is also known as ‘Kali Maa’.

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    Navratri Day 7 - Panchang

    1. Today, the time of sunrise is 06:13 am and sunset is at 18:07 pm.
    2. Moonrise is at 12:28 pm and it is setting at 11:30 pm.
    3. The Tithi (Hindu day) is Saptami (the seventh day) - 01:49 pm, Ashvin month, Shukla Paksha (bright half), and Mula Nakshatra (11:03 pm) is prevailing.
    4. Rahukaal is beginning at 12:10 pm and ending at 01:38 pm.
    5. Amrit Kaal is from 04:50 pm to 06:23 pm.
    6. Puja Muhurat: From 06:13 am to 09:12 am.

    About Goddess Kalratri

    Goddess Kalratri has an extremely dreadful appearance with dark complexion. All the negativity gets washed away only by the view of her appearance. She has big red eyes and scattered long black hair. Goddess Kalratri has four hands, out of which, she has a sabre (Kripan) in her upper left hand and an iron thorn in her lower left hand. Her upper right hand remains in Var Mudra and lower right hand in Abhay Mudra. Maa Kalratri rides on a donkey. She removes every kind of fear and destroy evils and negative powers from the universe. Goddess Kalratri killed the wicked devil Raktabeej.


    या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता। 
    नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः।।

    Meaning: The Goddess who is present in the heart of every human being in the form of Devi Kalratri (destroyer of demons and evils), I bow to that Mother Goddess.

    Puja Vidhi Of The Day

    The rituals to worship Goddess Kalratri are same as the other eight Goddesses of Navratri. The rituals start with worshiping the Kalash. The Kalash is worshiped with all the planets and family members of the Goddess. It is said that Goddess Kalratri removes all the effects of negative powers.

    Seventh day of Navratri is also very important for Tantriks, they perform special Pujas to attain Siddhis. They worship Goddess Kalratri in the midnight with all their Tantrik rituals.

    Third Day of Durga Puja

    Durga Puja is the festival that honors Maa Durga and is celebrated for six days. Today is the third day of Durga Puja which is also called as Saptami. On the third day of Durga Puja, banana tree is bathed with holy water. The tree is decorated beautifully in a saree, as the consort of Lord Ganesha. The banana tree is then placed beside Lord Ganesha’s idol. In the end, all the nine planets are worshiped as the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga.

    Durga Puja Mantra

    ॐ जयंती मंगला काली, भद्रा काली कपालिनी। 
    दुर्गा क्षमा शिवा धात्री, स्वः स्वधा नमोस्तुते।।

    Chant this Mantra while offering flowers to the Goddess.

    Beautify your desktops and gadgets with the divine religious touch by Durga Puja Wallpapers and send Durga Puja Greetings to your friends and relatives to honor Goddess Durga.

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    Upcoming Events! 

    Tomorrow is Ashtami (eighth day) as well as Navami (ninth day) of Navratri. Don’t forget to read our exclusive article on the eighth and ninth day of Navratri. Let’s tell you the significance of this day.

    Sharad Navratri touches its peak on the eighth and ninth day that are known as Mahashtami and Mahanavami, respectively. Today i.e. October 2, 2014, as per the Hindu calendar, both of these holy days will be celebrated. Hence, the day is super-powerful for some material gains! Read on…

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    Goddess Mahagauri rules Ashtami, and auspicious day of Navami is dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri. Let’s now know the Panchanga of the day with Muhurat:

    (Below given Panchanga is on the basis of New Delhi region.)
    • Sunrise is at 06:18 am and sunset is at 18:02 pmT.
    • Hindu month Ashvin is running and Shukla Paksha (bright half) is going on.
    • Ashtami Tithi will prevail till 12:07 pm, Navami Tithi will begin after that and will prevail till 09:58 am.
    • Rahukaal is from 01:38 0m to 03:06 pm.
    • Abhijit Muhurat is from 11:46 am to 12:33 pm.
    • Amrit Kaal is from 05:19 pm to 06:50 pm.
    • Puja Muhurat: 06:14 am to 07:43 am

    Pujas To Be Performed Today

    • Saraswati Puja
    • Mahagauri Puja
    • Sandhi Puja
    • Kanya Puja

    About Goddess Mahagauri

    As per the mythologies, Goddess Shailputri was very beautiful and fair in her teenage. Her complexion gave her the name of Mahagauri. She was so fair that her whiteness was compared to conch, Moon, and white flower Kunda. Also, she only wears white clothes. Hence, she is given the name “Shwetambardhara”.

    During Navratri, she is worshipped on the eighth day i.e. Ashtami. It is believed that planet Rahu is governed by Goddess Mahagauri. She rides a bull, that’s why she is also called Vrisharudha. Maa Mahagauri has four hands. One right hand holds trident and the other hand holds Abhaya Mudra. She holds Damaru in one left hand and second left hand holds Varada Mudra.

    Maha-Gauri Stuti

    या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ महागौरी रूपेण संस्थिता। 
    नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

    About Goddess Siddhidatri

    Goddess Siddhidatri is the visual form of Adi-Parashakti. As per the beliefs, Rudra had worshiped Adi-Parashakti for the creation of universe. As she didn’t have any form, she emerged from the left half of Shiva (Rudra) as Goddess Siddhidatri. Since then, Lord Shiva is also known as Ardh-Narishwara. She is the Supreme Goddess, who holds all the power of this creation.

    During Navratri, Goddess Siddhidatri is worshiped on the ninth day. She is the power who drives the force of Ketu and also provides him path. Hence, Ketu is ruled by her. Her appearance is very royal. If she sits, her couch is a beautiful lotus; if she travels, lion is her chariot. She has four arms. One right arm holds Gada, other one holds Chakra; one left hand carries lotus and other one is adorned with conch.

    Worshiping the Supreme Goddess can adorn you with all the grace of this universe; you will own all the powers and be spiritually enlightened. Lord Shiva also got all his Siddhis from her. Mother of powers is not only worshiped by humans, but also by all the creatures of this universe; be them Devas, Gandharvas, Asuras, Yakshas, or Siddha.

    Siddhi-Datri Stuti

    या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता। 
    नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

    Fourth Day Of Durga Puja

    Fourth day of Durga Puja has also arrived. This day is very important among all the days of Durga Puja, as on this day, young girls are worshipped. Devotees gives special offering to Goddess Durga on this day. Talking about rituals, Sandhi Puja is performed on this day. It is said that Maa Durga takes a powerful and terrible form of Kali or Chamundi on the cusp of eighth and ninth day. This form of Maa Durga was worshipped by Lord Rama to win the battle against Ravana.


    सर्वमंगलमागल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके। शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोस्तु ते॥ 
    कुंकुमेन समालब्धे चन्दनेन विलेपिते। बिल्वपत्रकृतामाले दुर्गेअहं शरणं गत:॥

    Check out our detailed article on Navratri 2014 and widen your knowledge about these auspicious nine days. To read this article, go on the given link:Navratri 2014
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    Navratri Day Eight – Invoking Kalratri Devi

    Kalratri Ma
    Kalratri Ma
    On Navratri Day Eight, the 7th day of the Moon, Tuesday, October 20, 2015, we invoke the 7th of Durga Ma’s manifestations, certainly Her most frightening, Kalratri Ma. Her image alone is unsettling – while most of Durga’s other forms ride on lions or tigers, Kalratri Ma rides a donkey; She is naked, disshevelled, hair flying, Her colour is that of midnight on the night of no moon, her ornaments consist of lightning, and She waves a bloody scimtar.
    But Her devotees need not fear, as She conquers fear, illusion, and all dark things. Besides endowing Her devotees with courage and equanimity, She also gives siddhi & riddhi, accomplishments & prosperity, and Her invocation and worship is one of the most powerful means of removing bad vibes, black magic, evil influences, and other similar obstructions. She rules over Saturn, freeing Her devotees from his influence, shows the “no fear” abhaya mudra with one hand, and the boon giving varada mudra with another hand. She detoxifies the spirit, mind, and body.
    For tantrikas, Kashmiri Shaivas, and those involved with Sacred Speech, She is Pratyahara, the unravelling of Speech, so as Mahakali, another of Her names, She wears the 51 syllables around Her neck as severed heads. Tantriks worship Her after midnight.
    She may be invoked and worshipped with the following mantras:

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    सप्तम नवदुर्गा: माता कालरात्रिKaalratri

    सप्तम नवदुर्गा: माता कालरात्रि (Kaalratri)
    दुर्गा जी का सातवां स्वरूप- कालरात्रि (7th Form of Navdurga)
    दुर्गा जी का सातवां स्वरूप कालरात्रि है। इनका रंग काला होने के कारण ही इन्हें कालरात्रि कहते हैं। असुरों के राजा रक्तबीज का वध करने के लिए देवी दुर्गा ने अपने तेज से इन्हें उत्पन्न किया था। इनकी पूजा शुभ फलदायी होने के कारण इन्हें 'शुभंकारी' भी कहते हैं।
    देवी कालरात्रि का भयानक स्वरूप
    देवी कालरात्रि का शरीर रात के अंधकार की तरह काला है इनके बाल बिखरे हुए हैं तथा इनके गले में विधुत की माला है। इनके चार हाथ है जिसमें इन्होंने एक हाथ में कटार तथा एक हाथ में लोहे कांटा धारण किया हुआ है। इसके अलावा इनके दो हाथ वरमुद्रा और अभय मुद्रा में है। इनके तीन नेत्र है तथा इनके श्वास से अग्नि निकलती है। कालरात्रि का वाहन गर्दभ(गधा) है।
    कालरात्रि की उत्पत्ति की कथा
    कथा के अनुसार दैत्य शुंभ-निशुंभ और रक्तबीज ने तीनों लोकों में हाहाकार मचा रखा था। इससे चिंतित होकर सभी देवतागण शिव जी के पास गए। शिव जी ने देवी पार्वती से राक्षसों का वध कर अपने भक्तों की रक्षा करने को कहा।
    शिव जी की बात मानकर पार्वती जी ने दुर्गा का रूप धारण किया तथा शुंभ-निशुंभ का वध कर दिया। परंतु जैसे ही दुर्गा जी ने रक्तबीज को मारा उसके शरीर से निकले रक्त से लाखों रक्तबीज उत्पन्न हो गए। इसे देख दुर्गा जी ने अपने तेज से कालरात्रि को उत्पन्न किया।
    इसके बाद जब दुर्गा जी ने रक्तबीज को मारा तो उसके शरीर से निकलने वाले रक्त को कालरात्रि ने अपने मुख में भर लिया और सबका गला काटते हुए रक्तबीज का वध कर दिया।
    माँ कालरात्रि का मंत्र (Mata Kaalratri Mantra)
    नवरात्र के सातवें दिन माँ कालरात्रि की उपासना इस मंत्र से की जा सकती है-
    एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूरा नग्ना खरास्थिता, लम्बोष्टी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्तशरीरिणी।
    वामपादोल्लसल्लोहलताकण्टकभूषणा, वर्धनमूर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयङ्करी॥
    नवरात्र का सातवां दिन (Seventh Day of Navratri 2015): मां कालरात्रि की पूजा 20 अक्टूबर को की जाएगी। 
    पूजा में उपयोगी खाद्य साम्रगी: सप्तमी तिथि के दिन भगवती की पूजा में गुड़ का नैवेद्य अर्पित करके ब्राह्मण को दे देना चाहिए। ऐसा करने से पुरुष शोकमुक्त हो सकता है।
    विशेष: मान्यता है कि माता कालरात्रि की पूजा करने से मनुष्य समस्त सिद्धियों को प्राप्त कर लेता है। माता कालरात्रि पराशक्तियों (काला जादू) की साधना करने वाले जातकों के बीच बेहद प्रसिद्ध हैं। मां की भक्ति से दुष्टों का नाश होता है और ग्रह बाधाएं दूर हो जाती हैं।
    Today, the birthdays of two great men, Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shastri will be celebrated all around India. Hence, October 2 is considered to be a very special day in Indian history. Read astrological predictions by Pt. Hanumman Mishra and get to know the reasons behind such greatness that changed the shape of our country.

    Mahatma Gandhi: Father Of The Nation

    On October 2, we all Indians celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi with firm belief. Mahatma Gandhi was one of those reputed leaders who participated in the national movement against the Britishers. The complete name of this great personality was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. His father’s name was Mr. Karamchand Gandhi and mother was Putlibai. She was the fourth wife of Karamchand Gandhi, while Mohandas was the last child born to his mother.

    हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

    A lot has been already written on AstroSage about Mahatma Gandhi; hence, on his this birthday, we will discuss about his advocacy. JupiterMercurySaturnVenus, and Mars are mainly responsible to make someone barrister. Out of all these planets, Jupiter and Venus are responsible for giving the reasoning power. While Mercury is the significator of speech, Saturn blesses with the ability to do justice and reach to the depth of a particular matter. Mars is known to be the significator of courage and self-confidence. If all these planets are favorable and strong in one’s Kundali (birth-chart), the native becomes a successful lawyer. Otherwise, some glitches are noticed if these planets appear unfavorable. Other than these planets, considering second, sixth, seventh, ninth, as well as Karma house (tenth house) is equally considerable.

    Let us now take a glance at impact of these planets on Mahatma Gandhi’s Kundali.

    In Mahatma Gandhi’s Kundali, almost all the planets associated with the study of law are placed properly. Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are in Kendra (centralized). Saturn is posited in the second house (house of speech). Libra ascendant is considered auspicious for becoming a good decision maker. It is because of these planets only that beside obtaining studies for law, Mahatma Gandhi had also practiced law as a barrister. Though, this is another fact that due to positioning of Saturn in second house, he used to say no strictly for fighting wrong and false cases. Though Mahatma Gandhi didn’t fight many legal cases, but he was a good and knowledgeable lawyer. Due to the presence of other Yogas in his Kundali, his fame will last forever.

    Now, it’s turn to analyze the reasons behind greatness of another man who was born this day i.e. Lal Bahadur Shastri.

    Bhadra Yoga Made Lal Bahadur Shastri Gentle Person

    Goddess Sharda (Goddess situated in Mehar) blessed Sharda Prasad Shrivastava with such a boon that changed his life for good. Yes, we are talking about India’s former Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri. His father was Mr. Sharda Prasad Shrivastava. He was a native of Mughal Sarai, Uttar Pradesh. Meaning of the name Sharda Prasad is ‘Prasad (sacred gift) of Devi Sharda’. The Devi is believed to be a manifestation of Goddess Saraswati. Her temple is located at a place known as Mehar. Possibly, it is her only temple. As his name was Sharda Prasad and his profession was teaching; hence, Maa Sharda’s blessings are obvious for him. As a result of this glory only, Sharda Prasad got Lal Bahadur Shastri, a son as precious as a gem.

    Born under Sagittarius ascendant, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s lord of ascendant is posited in fifth house. Due to association of ascendant lord with house of intellect, it is natural for the native to be intelligent. Also, ascendant lord is Jupiter; hence, intelligence and erudition are naturally seen in his personality. I would like to state an example of his intelligence. When Lal Bahadur Shastri was the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Police administration implemented Lathi Charge on the students, during a cricket match. As a result, students got outraged and under the supervision of student association’s leader, a group of students met Lal Bahadur Shastri. They requested to keep police out of there and said that red cap should not be seen in the ground from tomorrow. The reason behind addressing Police administration with red cap is that during those days, cap of police used to be of red color. Concluding this, Lal Bahadur Shastri politely agreed and asked the tailors of Lucknow to stitch Khaki colored caps, throughout the night. The following morning, Police came in the ground; however, red cap was not seen anywhere. After this, the students again met Lal Bahadur Shastri, on which he gave them the solution in his own way. This incident proves his intelligence and maturity to respond to situations. This proves his ability to provide solution for everything very easily and he got this trait due to planet Mercury.

    In the Kundali of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mercury being exalted is posited in tenth house, i.e. the house of sovereignty. Such a position gives him the knowledge of clean politics. About the result of this Yoga, it has been stated that a native belonging to such Yoga is blessed with abundant intellect and glory. Such a person gets appreciation because of his/her working style and influential talks. Not only this, but he/she is courageous like lion and destroys enemies. Depiction of this fact was seen in the life of Lal Bahadur Shastri in the battle of year 1965, when India attacked its enemies for the very first time and took away Sargodha and Sialkot. We were about to enter Lahore, when Russia requested to call the battle off. Hence, we can say that Bhadra Yoga gave extreme benefits to Lal Bahadur Shastri. He was himself gentle and used to treat indecent people in such a way that they also willingly got transformed into noble beings.

    This means that Mercury itself, or with the help of others planets, gave Lal Bahadur Shastri the pride of becoming India’s Prime Minister. Like Yoga of lord of ninth and tenth house in tenth house is considered to be an excellent Raj Yoga. Tenth house is known as the Rajya Bhav (house of sovereignty) and ninth house is the house of destiny. Due to presence of both these combinations in Kendra (centre) or Trikon, it leads to the formation of excellent Yoga. In the Kundali of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sun (lord of ninth house) is posited in the tenth house with Mercury, the lord of tenth house. Therefore, India got its second and great Prime Minister in the form of Lal Bahadur Shastri.

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