Goddess Kali is ferocious and most powerful deity known for her violence and aggression which she utilizes against evil forces to bring peace back to earth. She is Known as the “Dark Mother,” is the Hindu goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction.
Here are top facts about Maa kaali that every person, irrespective of any religion, ought to know about the most intense from of Goddess:
Meaning of her name “Kali”
Kali comes from the Sanskrit root word Kaal which means time. Her three eyes represent past, present, and future – the three modes of time.
She is the counterpart of Shiva the destroyer. They are the destroyers of unreality. She is a goddess of death, time and doomsday.
A black beauty
Her black complexion symbolizes her all-embracing and transcendental nature. Says the Mahanirvana Tantra: “Just as all colors disappear in black, so all names and forms disappear in her”. Her skin is midnight blue, almost black, which represents the womb of existence.
Maa Kali, born out of the brow of Ma Durga
Birth of mother Kaali was to demolish all the evil demons. Kali’s earliest appearance was the one who came on the earth to destroy the evil powers. She originated from the forehead or brow of Goddess Durga in order to kill the demons.
Mythology- How Goddess Kali’s tongue came out?
A famous image of Kali shows her with one foot on the chest of Lord Shiva with her tongue out. Know the reason here: Rare Facts About “The Protector & The Destroyer Lord Shiva”
She is a great protector
Kaali Maa is often considered the kindest and most loving of all the Hindu goddesses, as she is regarded by her devotees as the Mother of the whole Universe. And because of her terrible form and anger, she is also often seen as a great protector.
Significance of Maa Kaali’s four hands
Her two hands rise to demolish and destroy the world, her other two hands raise to bless us. Two hands of the mother symbolize destruction and demolishment of evil and two symbolizes her love towards her children.
Kaali is the fire of truth, not hidden by the trappings of ignorance. Maa Kaali is not the goddess of death and destruction but represents the complete victory of the divine over all death and destruction.
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