Kālarātri is the 7th of the 9 forms of Goddess Durga known as Navadurga. She is worshipped on the 7th day of Navratri.
Kālarātri is one of the fiercest forms of Goddess Durga and she is known to bestow courage and power to her devotees. Her appearance invokes fear but she is known to make her devotees fearless.
She destroys the demons without any compassion or partiality. Lord Shani (Saturn) has a lot of correlation in the mode of operation to Goddess Kālarātri. When you surrender to this form of mother Durga you will get the courage and wisdom needed to fight and defeat your own inner demons. She can also bless her devotees with Siddhis and Niddhis.
Mantra for Goddess Kalaratri
“Aum Hrim Sri Kālarātri Durgaye Namaha”
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The word Kālarātri in Tantra refers to the darkness of night, a state normally frightening to ordinary individuals but considered beneficial to worshippers of the Goddess. Black references primal darkness before creation and also darkness of ignorance. Hence this form of goddess is considered as one who destroys the darkness of ignorance.
Invoking Goddess Kālarātri therefore empowers the devotee with the devouring quality of /kala/ (time) and the all-consuming nature of /ratri/ (night) – allowing all obstacles to be overcome and guaranteeing success in all undertakings. In summary, Kālarātri is the personification of the night of all-destroying time.
This form primarily depicts that life also has a dark side – the violence of Mother Nature that encompasses death and destruction.
Chakra for Kālarātri
Goddess Kālarātri rules the Crown Chakra or Sahasrara Chakra. So focusing your mind on your crown chakra will help you connect with Goddess Kālarātri on the 7th day of Navratri.
Reference to Goddess Kālarātri from Durga Saptashati
Chapter 1 of the Durga Saptashati – verse 75, references the destructive concept personified by Goddess Kālarātri in all Puranas:
prakṛtistvaṃca sarvasya guṇatraya vibhāvinī
You are the primordial cause of everything
Bringing into force the three qualities (sattva, rajas and tamas)
You are the dark might of periodic dissolution
You are the great night of final dissolution and the terrible night of delusion.