“एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूरा नग्ना खरास्थिता।
लम्बोष्ठी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्तशरीरिणी॥
वर्धन्मूर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयंकरी॥“
Day seven is for poojas to the Goddess ‘Kalratri’ instilling fearlessness in devotees. This is the seventh form of Mother Durga and is worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri.
She has a dark complexion, disheveled hair and a fearlessness posture. A necklace flashing lightning adorns her neck. She has three eyes that shine bright and terrible flames emanate from her breath.
Her vehicle is the donkey. Her raised right hand always seems to grant boons to all worshipers and all her right lower hand is in the pose of allaying fears. Her left upper hand holds a thorn-like weapon, made of iron and there is a dragger in the lower left hand.
She is black like Goddess Kali and holds a sparkling sword in her right hand battle all evil. Her gesture of protection assures us of freedom from fear and troubles. So she is also known as ‘Shubhamkari’ – one who does good.
Jai Maa Ambe 🙂