Thursday, 22 October 2020

Ratri Suktam Rig Veda - Embracing Darkness Called Kali


Ratri Suktam is a portion from the Rig Veda.The verses of Ratri Suktam literally speak of darkness or night.

Video : Ratri Suktam, Rig Veda by my Whatsapp Veda Learner Shravanthi - as per Kanchi Paathah.

Introduction to Vedas 

The entire Universe is reverberating.When there is reverberation,there is sound.In other words,the entire cosmos is simply a manifestation of sound energy.The ancient Vedic sages through penance,activated non-mechanical parts of their brains which enabled them to download cosmic data directly.They received cosmic truths in the form of sounds which they heard and experienced.These truths were recited as received,and passed on generations after generations.

Various truths downloaded by various Rishis gave rise to the ocean of Vedas.Veda Vyasa later compiled these Vedas and classified them.These is how the 4 Vedas came to existence.Each of these Vedas had many branches.Each branch had 4 components : 

(1) samhita
(2) brahmana
(3) aranyaka
(4) Upanishad


The Ratri Sukta is part of the Rig Veda Samhita.It finds place in the 10th Mandala,Sukta 127.The Rishi who downloaded this Sukta is 
kuśika saubhara  rātri bhāradvājī


Embracing Darkness

We are socially moulded to perceive darkness as a negative entity.Darkness is the very expression of infinity.

Look at the night sky - vast, beginning-less and without an end.It is infinite.It has no form,no obvious morphology for your logical mind to give it a definition.And this is why the idea of fear towards darkness arises,for anything the mind fails to grasp- the heart fears.Fear is only towards the unknown.

The very form of Kali is that of darkness.She is infinite and hence, cannot be draped with any clothing.She is digambara ( sky-clad ).The formless sky is Her clothing.

Your very being is nurtured by darkness.

Your very existence which began as a foetus was nurtured by Ratri Devi.Your home was pure darkness within the buoyancy of the amniotic fluid housed within your mother's uterus.You had your closest contact with pure consciousness in that darkness.


The very momentum of darkness in the form of a black hole simply renders the space-time continuum into a puppet to the darkness.

Ratri Devi is the very master of the space-time continuum.


In Ratri Suktam, dawn is referred to as Ratri's sister.Dawn gets definition only because of the prevailing night.

The transcension of night to dawn is the very blueprint of the cosmos.The Big Bang initiated from the dimension of darkness.Matter and creation happened from this darkness.The state of darkness before creation is well described in the Nasadiiya Suktam of Rig Veda too.

Similarly, you can only perceive the world through dawn which is simply born out of darkness.Everything is bound to return to the matter-less dimension of darkness.

This is why Kali is often feared.Only one who is absolutely fearless,who has clarity can love Kali.Kali is the truth we are socially groomed to misperceive.

The day you destroy your self-identity as a limited being with a body,form and mind is the day Kali runs to embrace you,putting you into your true state of pure consciousness - which is like the vast night sky : limitless, formless and all pervasive.That which is the very state of enlightenment.

Kali - the dimension beyond auspiciousness and inauspiciousness,good and bad, death and birth : Pure consciousness in momentum.The colour of the cosmos.

Video : Ratri Suktam , Kanchi PaaThaha by my Whatsapp Veda Learner Smt Sharmila


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