‘Kalratri Aarti’ is the Aarti dedicated to Maa Kalratri Devi, the Seventh among Navadurga Mata, nine aspects of Goddess Durga worshipped in Navratri Durga Puja. It is popularly recited on seventh day of Navratri.
During Chaitra Navratri, Kalratri Puja of Navratri 2021 is on 19 April and in Sharad Navratri it is on 13 October.
Apperance and iconography of Kalaratri nadvdurga mata is very frightening to look at. Kalratri mata has a dark and black body complexion and disheveled hair.
A necklace adorned in her neck flashes like lightening. Kaladatri has three eyes hence known as Trinetri. Terrible flames come out when she exhales air through her nostrils. Vehicle or vahanam of Kaladatri is a donkey.
Maa Kalaratri has four arms hence called as Chaturbhuji. In her left upper hand she carries a sharp thorn-like iron weapon. Her lower left hand holds a dagger.
Kalratri Aarti is in the lines of the popular Aarti song ‘OM JAI JAGDEESH HARE’..