Day 7 – 1st October – Saptami – BLUE
This is the seventh form of Mother Durga is kaalratri, and is worshipped on the seventh day of Navaratri. 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. She is black like Goddess Kali and holds a sparkling sword in her right hand battle all evil. The color to wear on the seventh day is Blue.
amongst the Navadurga (ie. the nine forms of Hindu Mother Goddess referenced in Durga Saptashati, Chapters 81-93 of the Markandeya Purana, the earliest known literature on Goddess Durga). Goddess Kaalratri is widely regarded as one of the many destructive forms of Mother Goddess – Kali, Mahakali, Bhadrakali, Bhairavi, Mrityu, Rudrani, Chamunda, Chandi and Durga.
It is important to note that it is not uncommon to find the names, Kaliand Kaalratri being used interchangeably, although these two deities are argued to be separate entities by some. According to David Kinsley, Kali is first mentioned in Hinduism as a distinct goddess around 600 CE. Chronologically then, Kaalratri (described textually in the Mahabharata, dated 300 BCE – 300 CE) predates but most likely, informs, present representations of Kali.
Kaalratri is traditionally worshipped during the nine nights of Navratricelebrations. The seventh day of Navratri pooja (Hindu prayer ritual) in particular is dedicated to her and she is considered the fiercest form of the Mother Goddess, her appearance itself invoking fear. This form of Goddess is believed to be the destroyer of all demon entities, ghosts, spirits and negative energies, who flee upon knowing of her arrival.
The Saudhikagama, an ancient Tantric text referenced in the Silpa Prakasha, describes Goddess Kalaratri as being the goddess that rules the night portion of every day and night. She is also associated with the crown chakra (also known as the sahasrara chakra), thereby giving the invoker, siddhis and niddhis (particularly, knowledge, power and wealth)
Kaalratri is also known as Shubankari (शुभंकरी) – meaning auspicious/doing good in Sanskrit, due to the belief that she always provides auspicious results to her devotees. Hence, it is believed that she makes her devotees fearless.
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Ketu has two arms. he wears crown on his head and wears mlack garments. he is of smoky complexion and has a distorted face. he holds mace club and blessing pose in each hand and travels on a vulture. shri vishnu chopped the head of rahu with sudarshana chakra. chopped head is called Rahu, and Ketu is the rest of body. Rahu was the head and ketu is the rest of the body. Both tasted amrit ( elixior of life). hence both exist as imagery planet. according to matasyapuran ketus are of many types. dhoomketu/comet is the primary ketu. with help of ketu one can lead a successful life. this is why in many belief systems people ask for a dream wish when ever a dhoomketu / comet is seen travelling free in the sky. Ketu is the last planet in the list of nine and ketu is the second imaginary planet after rahu.
every planet has their assigned day in week. for each resective cycle rahu and ketu come as image with sun and moon, respectively on immidiate next cycle’s sun day (sunday / ravi var) and moon day (monday / som var) as chhaya / image. because they both are imagery planets.
ketu being the last driving planet for every cycles. our lives are results of each planets Mighty effect on our lives based of unique data root of our birth place , birth time, birth date, and other planets relative position’s effect at the time of one’s birth.
HIS ROOT / BEEJ/ SEED MANTRA IS AS FOLLOWS
OM SRAM SREEM SROAM S: KETVE NAM:
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surya who is the soulhead of aditya mandal, the solar system where all planets sing his tune. eclipse phase of nuclear radiance reaching and not reaching the surface of receiving planet, decide the eclipse struck zone on receiving planet. its the light’s absence behind the solar system body, which leaves a dark trail of million or trillion or zillion light years, coz that blank absence of light in shadow has a serious potential to take charge and do whatever it wants. so, never mess with rahu. he is mighty warlord of darkness and falls as an eclipse, being a chaya grah on whatever this beam of darkness falls upon, after moon in our case. he is very smart and gets to know everything on its own as rahu and surya both work hand in hand in this solar node.
and dealing rahu with same respect as surya can bring one in good books of shri rahu and he can let people see places.
oum a krishnen rajasa vartamano niveshayannamritam martyam ch |
hiranyen savita rathena devo yati bhuvanani pashyan|| – vedic mantra
aum kaya nashchitra a bhuvduti sadavridh: sakha|
kaya shachishthaya vrita||
OM HRAN HREEN HROAN S: SURYAY NAM:
OM BHRAM BHREEM BHROAM S: RAHVE NAM:
Rahu is of a deadly face. he wears crown, necklace and black garments. he holds sword, shield, trident, and blessing pose in four hands respectively. he sits on lion.
Rahu is sinhika mata’s son. who was wife of viprachitti and daughter of hiranyakashipu. Rahu is also called sinhikey with his mother’s name. Rahu had 100 siblings and was most popular amongst all. Shri Vishnu chopped the head of Rahu with Sudarshana chakra. chopped head is called Rahu, and Ketu is the rest of body. Rahu was the head and Ketu is the rest of the body. Both tasted amrit ( elixior of life). hence both exist as imagery planet.
Rahu can be deadly if is at an unsuitable position. he deserves his own share of respect and if dealt precisely, can be a companion with great influence among planets, being a chhaya grah; brings his own sort of benefits.
his beej / seed / root mantra is as follows
OM BHRAM BHREEM BHROAM S: RAHVE NAM:
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Shani is the god of iron. his color is of blue gem. he wears gold crown on head a necklace and blue color garments. he travels on vulture. he holds bow, arrow, trident, and blessing pose in four hands respectively.
shani god is the son of surya / sun and chhaya/ sanvarna. he is believed to be cruel planet. the cruelty in his sight is because of his wive’s curse. he is usually not looking at anyone because he generally doesnt want to hurt anyone because his ine sight upon anything is enough to destroy anything.
his beej / root / seed mantra is
OM PRAM PREEM PROAM S: SHANESHCHRAYE NAM:
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demon’s guru shukra/venus is white in color. he wears a beautiful crown and necklace. he sits/rests on white lotus platform. he holds club, rudraksh lace, bowl, and blessing pose in four hands respectively.
shukracharya is demon’s guru. great teacher of yog. and he wholeheartedly blesses his demon pupils. he worshipped shive very hard abd earned the art of resurrection of deads. he used to resurrect dead demons in war.
according to matsyapuran shukra / venus did tough tapasya for the welfare of asuras. hence shiva gave him a blessing of victory over devaz. and no one can kill him. also shiv made him the head of money / dhan. this blessing made him the owner of money for this and other realm too.
According to mahabharat parv. Not only money, shukra / venus owns medicines, mantraz, and ras (chemical properties included). he is capable of Unbelievable magnitude. he gave all his money to asuras and chose to continue to live like a tapaswi saint.
with brahmaz inspiration he became a planet. he does his job as a planet by creating bhay/horror and abhay /feeling of unbreakable protection, he creates rains and no rains. hence helps life to acheive its daily, hourly and more relevant, irrelevantly relevant and relatively irrelevant objectives.
his beej / seed / root Mantra is as follows
om dram dreem droam s: shukray nam:
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Dev guru Brihaspati is of yellow colour. he wears a gold crown on head and a beautiful necklace. he wears yellow garments and sits / rests on a lotus platform. he keeps a club, rudraksh lace, a bowl and blessing pose in four hands respectively.
According to mahabharat, brahaspati /jupitor is guru of devta. he , with his knowledge assures that devta get what they deserve out of yagya. asur , on the other hand ; want to ruin the yagya so devta can starve to death. in a situation like this jupiter uses his rakshondh power and eliminates harmful asuras.
How he got the title of dev guru and a place as planet is described in skandpuran. brihaspati / Jupiter did hardcore tapasya for shiva in prabhas teerth therefore, The shiva was happy with guru brahaspati and blessed him with being planet and dev guru vardan.
his beej/seed/root mantra is as follows
om gran green groan s: guruve nama:
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budh wears yellow colour flower necklace. and wears yellow garments. his complexion is of Yellow Oleander flower / kaner flower. he holds sword, sheild, mace club, and blessing pose in four hands respectively. he uses lion as vehicle.
atharvved claims his fathers name is chandrama /moon. and mother is tara / star. brahmaji named him as budh as his budhhi / intellect was highly serious. according to shrimadbhagwat he is expert in all shastras, and equally radiant as moon. according to matasyapuran (24/1-2) brahmaji found him to be deserving enough to rule land and made him an astro planet.
HIS BEEJ / ROOT / SEED MANTRA IS AS FOLLOWS
ॐ ब्रां ब्रीं ब्रोँ स: बुधाय नम:
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Mangal / mars has four arms. his body hair are red in color. he holds fearless blessings pose, trident, mace club, and blessing pose in all four hands respectively
once upon a time in varah kalp, hirnyaksh, who was the elder brother of hiranyakashipu, abducted the planet earth. to help earth / dharati, bhagvan incarnated as varah and killed hirnyaksh.
at that time bhoomi felt happy and liked varah to have as her husband. in varah kaal shree bhagvan had an unbearable radiance of billions of sun. hence bhagvan came to his pleasent avatar and spent a divine year with bhhomi in solitude, with their pleasent togetherness therefore, Mangal was born.
HIS ROOT / BEEJ / SEED MANTRA IS AS FOLLOWS
OUM KRAN KRIN KRON S: BHAUMAY NAM:
ॐ क्रां क्रीं क्रों स: | भौमाय नमः
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Descrition of moon/ chandradev – chandradev holds a fair white complexion. his garments, horses and chariot all three are white in colour. moon also sits/rests at lotus latform. he dazzles with a golden crown with white pearl necklace. holds gada / mace club in one hand and other hand is in blessing position.
According to shrimadbhagwat chandradev is son of maharshi atri and anusuya. he is blessed with everything. and a master of 16 kala / arts . he blesses food, consciousness, and elixir, and also believed to be man like god. shri krishna later incarned in his family tree. hence shri krishna was also the master of 16 kala / arts. chandradev / moon is the one force behind life in devta, ancestors, yaksha, man, past, animals, birds, and trees.
HIS BEEJ / ROOT / SEED MANTRA IS AS FOLLOWS
oum shran shreen shron s: chandray nam:
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