The stories of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are so fascinating that you would be surprised by every deity and every event in the scriptures. The goddess Kali is one of the strongest Hindu goddesses. Being the destroyer of evil, Kali is worshipped by different tantric sets. Kali bestows liberation to the world and she is the one who is the protector of the world. The goddess Kali is worshipped by all Hindus and the idol shows that she is standing on Lord Shiva who is prostrating beneath her. There are many legends about Kali and all of them are of valour and protection.
One legend states that Kali killed an entire group of thieves on her own. These thieves found a Brahmin monk and wanted to sacrifice her to Kali. However, the monk had so much radiance on his face that it burned Kali’s image. Kali then took human form and killed all the thieves and drank their blood.
Kali has two most portrayed forms. One of them is the four-armed form which is most popular. The Mahakali form of Kali is the one with ten arms. In some art, she is blue while in others, she is black in color. In all images, her eyes are red and filled with rage. Sometimes, she is shown naked while at other times, she is shown wearing a skirt that is made up of human arms.
The garland that she is wearing is made of human heads. She stands on a calm Shiva and there are serpents around her. In her ten-armed for, she has ten feet, ten faces and three eyes on each head. She is wearing ornaments on all her limbs. According to Kalika Purana, Kali has a dark complexion and is riding a lion. She holds a sword and is extremely beautiful.
Kali as God
Even though her physical appearance might seem a bit terrible, Kali is very kind at heart. She is one of the most loving of all the goddesses. Her devotees call her ‘Ma’ or the other of everything in the whole universe. Since she is so fearless, she also seems as the protector of the universe.
Endings and Beginning
“I sing praises to those whose hearts accept the universal order, which only appears to be chaotic and ever-changing. In actuality, everything is designed down to the smallest detail, to be in perfect operation. The dance of the universe is a happy one, with energy swirling and twirling in a never-ending celebration of life itself. Join this dance, dear one, and enjoy the remarkable journey of the weavings of the story of your life. Do not fear what appears to be change or loss. It’s only the transitioning orbit of energy interplaying with you and your loved ones. Embrace it as evidence that you’re alive! Embrace your deepest emotions as a signal of your true human essence!”
Sooooo nice to be back in front of my altar. Picked this gem this morning from #goddessguidance. Thought I’d share.