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Chaitra Navratri Day 7 – History, Facts About Kalratri Devi & Her Temple

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On each of the nine days, during the nine-day festivals of Navratri, devotees worship nine different avatars of Devi. They observe a fast, chant mantras, and offer Bhog to please the goddess in her different forms. On the seventh day of the auspicious celebration of Navratri, one of the most fierce and violent forms of Dev  -Goddess Kalratri is worshipped. Read this article to know 10 interesting facts about Kalratri Devi who is worshiped on Navratri Day 7.

Goddess Kalratri –  Day 7 of Navratri

It is believed that Goddess Kalaratri arose when Mata Parvati stripped off her heavenly brilliant skin to kill the evil presences Shumbha and Nishumbha. She is known as the vanquisher of all dread, negative powers, and phantoms. She is accepted to be considerate in safeguarding her ‘bhakts’ and satisfying every one of their desires. In Hindi, the word ‘Kaal’ refers to death, and the word ‘ratri’ refers to darkness. Thus, making Kalratri, the death of darkness

Maa Kalratri Story

Once, two evil spirits named Shumbha and Nishumbha had attacked Devaloka and crushed Indra and his military. God Indra along with all other gods went to goddess Parvati and asked for her help. Mata Parvati made Chandi and sent her to kill the evil presence. In the front line, Shumbha and Nishumbha sent two devils Chanda and Munda. Chandi made another goddess, Kali fight against Chanda-Munda. Kali killed the two of them also, consequently coming to be known as Chamunda.

Maa  Kalratri on Navratri Day 7

Another evil spirit, Raktabeej, was sent off to kill Kali. Raktabeej had a boon that when a drop of his blood would fall on the ground, a look- the same of Raktabeej would get made. This implied that each drop of his blood that would fall on the ground would go about as a seed from which another devil, like Raktabeej, would show up. An enraged Ma Kaalratri began drinking

the blood of each clone of Raktabeej that she went after to forestall the blood

from dropping on the ground. This way she killed Raktabeej.Consequently, she even killed Shumbha and Nishumbha.

Why Devi Kalratri Is Worshipped On Navratri Day 7?

On the seventh day of Navratri, the saint focus on the 7th primary chakra in our body, the Crown Chakra. Goddess Kalaratri rules the Crown Chakra or Sahasrara Chakra. So zeroing in your psyche on your crown chakra will assist you with associating with Goddess Kalaratri on the seventh day of Navratri.

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10 Facts About Kalratri Devi

Here are ten facts about Kalratri Devi:

  1. Kalratri Devi has a pitch dark complexion resembling the night 
  2. Kalratri Devi has three eyes 
  3. Kalratri Devi is believed to exhale balls of fire with her breath
  4. Kalratri Devi keeps her hair untied and wears a necklace that contains blood-soaked skulls. 
  5. Goddess Kalratri Devi’s vehicle is a donkey
  6. Maa Kalratri has four hands; she holds an iron throne in one hand, a sword in another, one is in blessing mudra, another one is in protecting mudra
  7. Goddess Kalratri wears a red, blue,  and white-colored saree
  8. Kalratri means the death of Kaal that is she can destroy even death himself
  9. Goddess Kalratri is believed to govern the planet Saturn
  10. She is also known as Shubhankari.
Goddess Maa Kalratri

How To Do Puja On Navratri Day 7?

The idol of the Goddess is placed near the Kalash, her feet are washed, and ‘dhoop’ and ‘agarbati’ are offered. She is also offered jasmine and hibiscus flowers and a ‘bhog’ of jaggery or kheer. Later a ghee arti is also performed. Devotees also worship the nine planets on Navratri day 7.

Also Read – Why We Celebrate 2 Navratris In A Year? Explained Scientifically

Kalratri Devi Mantra & Color

The auspicious color for Navratri day 7 is red, which stands for anger and passion. You can recite this mantra on Navratri day 7 to please the Goddess Kalratri:

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu 

Ma Kalaratri Rupena Samsthita

Namastasyai Namastasyai 

Namastasyai Namo Namah

6 Facts About Kalratri Devi Temple

Here are some facts about Kalratri Devi temple:

  • Kalratri Mata temple is located in Varanasi near the Vishwanath temple
  • Kalratri Mata temple is one of the most powerful shakti peeth of Varanasi  
  • The road on which the temple is located is named Kalika Gali after the goddess
  • The temple of Neela Saraswati is also located along with the temple of Kalratri Devi
  • The temple is built in the Dravidian architecture  style
  • This temple is open from 6 a.m till 12.30 in the afternoon and from 6 p.m till 10.30
Mata kalratri temple


Mama Kaalratri is the type of Adi Shakti that obliterates demons and beasts and consequently ends remorselessness. She is incredibly altruistic towards her devotees and prizes them

by eliminating all kinds of distress from their lives. Worshipping Goddess Kalratri is also said to eradicate all negative effects arising from different planets in one’s Kundli.


If you are a devotee of Durga Mata and celebrate Navratri, then make sure to worship Skandamata with selfless devotion. Chant her mantra and do the puja according to the vidhi with all your devotion. Wishing you a shubh Navratri!

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