“Spiritual summary: By the time chanting of Bija mantras LAM, VAM, RAM, YAM, HAM and AUM is over the inner darkness goes over.”

Navratri is the detoxification of body, mind and soul. The nine days purification process is observed twice in a year, at the start of summer and winter. Chaitra Navratri is observed at the start of the summer for preparing the body to tolerate summer.

Body detoxification involves special Navratri diet principles of eating less, once a day with no cereals. In Navratri diet flour is replaced with Kuttu (winter) or Singhara (summer) flour; pulses with amaranth or Rajgiri and Rice with Samak rice.

Mental and soul detoxification involves practicing Yoga Sadhna as described in nine forms of Durga, one worshipped each day.

1.    Kalaratri is worshipped on 7th Navratri.

2.    She is dark and black like night with unlocked hairs, 3 eyes and 4 hands.  She holds a sharp Sword in her right hand and blesses her devotees with her lower hand.

3. HER vahana is a donkey, destroyer of darkness and ignorance (or shava).

4.      She spills out fire from her nostrils.

5.      She has put on necklaces shining like lightening.

6.      In Yoga Shastra she represents the Sasahara Chakra.

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