Goddess BhadraKali: 7th day of Navratri

Goddess BhadraKali: 7th day of Navratri

Bhadrakali is one of the powerful forms of Great Goddess Parvati or Devi as mentioned in the popular stories related to Devi. The Sanskrit meaning of Bhadra means the one who is full of blessings and good fortune and prosperity. Maha Maya Bhadrakali is the most popular form of Devi worshipped before the war by Rajputs and for black magics.

Goddess KalRatri

Goddess KalRatri

Appearance and Power of Maa Bhadrakali:

It is been said that Goddess Bhadrakali has aroused from The North and has three eyes and thus she is worshipped in the form of an idol that depicts the similar nature. The worshipper of Shiva is often seen paying their respect to Bhadrakali as she is taken the form for Lord Shiva. She carried lots of weapons that carries the power of many god and goddess including Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma for defense.

Maa BhadraKali

Maa BhadraKali

Legend behind Goddess BhardraKali:

Bhadrakali is considered to be a form of Goddess Parvathi who is the respectful wife of Lord Shiva in his Rudra form and it is also said in Puranas and mythology that Bhadrakali is the form of Parvathi taken to calm down Shiva when he takes the form of ViraBhadra. According to the Vayu Purana and the stories from Mahabharata, When Daksha, the demon insulted Lord Shiva during the Great Ashwamedha Yagna, Sati unable to bear the trauma sacrificed her life by falling into the pyre. When Shiva learnt about this, he took the form of ViraBhadra and to add to his power, Goddess Parvathi took the form of Maha Maya Bhadrakali.

There is another story that goes back to Darika who secured a boon from Lord Brahma that he would be excused from any type of death and he would remain unharmed by any form of death and destruction from a man. When the boon was granted, he started harassing and taking over the world and when Lord Shiva learnt about this, he created the Goddess Bhadrakali to kill the demon and gain the victory and peace over the world. He opened his fiery third eye from which the Goddess Bhadrakali appeared to destroy Darika and she sought the help of bloodthirsty ghosts and spirits who hail there. She successfully assassinated Darika as his boon did not say that he cannot be killed by a woman. She returns Kailash by holding the head of Darika.

Goddess BhadraKali

Goddess BhadraKali

Worship Goddess BhadraKali: 

There are many famous Bhadrakali temples in Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Mantra to be chanted related to Bhadrakali;

Aum asya shri Atharvana Bhadrakali maha mantrasya, Pratyangira Rsih,

Anustup chandah, Sree Atharvana Bhadrakali devata,

Ksham Bijam, Hum Shakthihi Phat Kilakam

Shri Atharvana Bhadrakali prasaada siddhyarthe jape viniyogah 

(The mantra is chanted for the prosperity, fortune and good health of the people and the world. Let there be elimination of negativity and positive vibes remain all over making this a beautiful place to live in).

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  • 2017-06-06 22:29:40
    The ferocious and intoxication demeanor of Bhadrakali is reflective of the inner process of the Tantric path. It is also believed that Bhadrakali protects the practitioners of Kalarippayattu, a traditional martial arts form. In Malabar, it is believed that all the victories of Thacholi Othenan and other martial artists were due to the blessings of Bhadrakali of the Lokanarkavu Temple, also known as 'The Shaolin Temple of Malayalees'.
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