Wednesday 1 October 2014

Cutting Chai with Bhawana Somaaya - Day 451

Navratri Mahotsav Day 7

Saatam is dedicated to Devi Kaal Ratri who is worshipped on the seventh day and is as dark as the night, her hair disheveled hair and is embodiment of fearlessness. She has three eyes, adorns a necklace flashing lightning and emanates flames from her breath. She rides a donkey, her right hand raised to grant boons to devotees and right lower hand in the pose of allaying fears. Her left upper hand holds a thorn-like weapon and lower left shows a dragger. She is black like Goddess Kali and frees us from troubles. So she is also known as Devi Shubhamkari – one who does auspicious. The seven day devi puja is called Maha Saptami and the colour of the Goddess for today is Pink.

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