7th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Goddess Kalratri

The 7th day of Navaratri is dedicated to Maa Kalratri, the 7th Avtar of Maa Durga, Kaal means time and death and Kaalratri means the One who is the Death of Kaal.

She is also addressed with the name ‘Kali Maa’. Her huge red eyes, open red tongue and a sword in the hand fiercely demolish devils . She holds a thorn-like weapon in her left upper hand which is made of iron and there is a dragger in the lower left hand. Her raised right hand holds a sparkling sword in her right hand battle all evil and always seems to grant boon to all worshippers while her right lower hand is in the pose of alleviating fears.07-Maa-Kaalratri11-wefornewsAccording to a legend, Goddess Kalratri demolished the devil Raktabeej. It is believed that it is only Goddess Kalratri who could slay the extreme torment of devil Raktabeej. No one was able to kill Raktabeej as even one drop of his scattered blood used to form another embodiment of Raktabeej and the scattered blood produced other billions of Raktabeej.

Maa teaches us that sorrow, pain, decay, destruction and death are unavoidable and cannot be ignored. These are the truths of life and denying them is futile. We must accept their presence and significance to realise the fullness of our being and our potential.

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