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It will be Saptami Maa Kalratri Puja
Troubled by the demons Shumbha and Nishumbha, demigods sought the intervention of Lord Shiva. Together, they prayed to Goddess Parvati who created Chandi to kill the demons. The demons sent Chanda and Munda, who were vanquished and killed by Goddess Kaalratri, created by Goddess Chandi.
Thereafter, Maa Kaalratri battled the demon Raktabeeja who had a boon that each drop of his spilled blood will create another demon. The goddess drank the blood of the demon as she slayed him, to defeat him completely.
Ruler of the Planet Shani, Goddess Kaalratri is considered to be the seventh form of Goddess Durga. She rides a donkey and is considered to be the destroyer of ignorance and darkness. Maa Kaalratri is also believed to be the owner and granter for siddhis, she is worshipped for siddhis, knowledge, power and wealth.