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Kalratri Devi – About Goddess Kalratri Mata

Kalratri Devi is a fierce manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Goddess Kalratri Mata is worshipped on the seventh day of the Navratri (September – October). She is also worshipped during the Paush Month (December – January). She gets the name Kalratri as she is dark in color.

Kalratri Devi has disheveled hair which is spread out. She wears a garland made of shining material. Fire emits from her eyes and nostrils. She rides a donkey. Her upper part of the body is covered with a red cloth and lower part is covered with skin of a tiger.

Kalratri Mata is four armed and two of her hands are in Varada Mudra (blessing) and Abhaya Mudra (protection). One hand holds a sickle. Sometimes in one hand she holds the head of an Adharmic person – at other times the hand holds a trident.

The popular belief is that worshipping Kalratri Devi will provide relief from fear of darkness, ghosts, fire and water. Constant worship of her helps in defeating the enemies.

The Goddess might look fierce but all her ferocity is directed towards those who perform Adharma. For good people she is the loving mother. She is also known as Shubankari Devi as she provides instant relief to her devotees.