The seventh day of Navratri is dedicated to Durga Kaalratri. She is the seventh form of Goddess Navadurga among the nine forms of Hindu goddess Durga/Shakti. She has dark complexion like night (ratri) darkness (black), that’s whay called Kaalratri.
Kaalratri is considered as most ferocious form of Goddess Durga / Parvati. She represents dark side of life and is also known as a destroyer of bad times. She assures devotees freedom from fear and troubles.
Kaalratri has three eyes and four hands. She rides a Donkey. In her four hands, she holds a torch, an axe and the other two in mudras of protecting and giving.
This day, saints concentrate on sahasrara chakra, that is located at the crown of the head.
Color: Peacock Green
Offering: Jaggery items
Navratri 2020: 23rd October 2020 (Sharad Navratri)
Navratri 2021: 19th April 2021 (Chaitra Navratri)
एकवेंणी जापकर्नपुरा नगञा खरास्थिता |
लांबोषठी कार्णिककारणी तेलाभ्यक्ताशरीरनी ||
वर्धनमूर्धाध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिभयनकारी ||
Ekveni Japakarnapura Nagna Kharastitha |
Lamboshthi Karnikakarni Tailabhyakta Sharirani ||
Vaampadolla Salloh Lata Kanthak Bhushna |
Vardhan Murdha Dhvaja Krishna Kalratri Bhayankari ||