is a ferocious form of the Divine Mother, who sent her Shakti,
Gauri, to free the gods from the dominion of the demonic forces Shumbh and
Nishumbh, who had conquered the 3 worlds of earth, the astral plane and the celestial
Kali is the goddess of time and of the transformation that is
death (Kala). Lord Shiva and Mother Gauri in their destructive
form are known as Mahakala and Mahakali or Kali.
Kali is the Kundalini
energy that paralyses the attachments produced by the solar and lunar currents
(both demons mentioned above). This attachment causes fear of death. In the ignorant
ones she creates fear, while for others Kali removes the avidya (ignorance) that
makes us fear death, the basic insecurity of the First
Chakra , a fear rooted in the brain stem or primitive brain.
The Hindu goddess Kali is the first of the ten Mahavidyas - the
others are Tara, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi,
Chinnamasta and Dhumavati, Matangi,
Kamala and Bagla Mukhi. Therefore Kali is also known as Adya, the firstborn.
is a Kali mantra for worship :
KRING KRING KRING
HING HRING DAKSHINE KALIKE
KRING KRING KRING HRING HRING
HUNG HUNG SWAHA
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Kali pictures of paintings