The black, destroying goddess; -- called also Doorga, Anna Purna.
Mahakali, the Goddess who destroys all evils. An epithet of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
(kah-LEE): the Vedic goddess of death and the patron deity of Fighting Tiger Assault units.
Parvati who can change into Kali or Durga.
Divine Mother; the goddess of destruction who was both mother of life and destroyer; also a consort of Shiva.
Another form of the combination of the three consorts. Main purpose - war
(Sanskrit) "Black" Great Goddess, wife of Shiva in wrathful aspect, signifying destruction of the ego, illusion.
A powerful goddess; a form of Shakthi in a fierce aspect. She signifies annihilation through which the seed of life emerges. She inspires terror and love at the same time.
Literally means "black". An aspect of Devi in Her Fierce mood.
A goddess who is one of the wives of Shiva. She represents the wild, destructive character. She is often linked to death, wearing a necklace of human skulls, a skirt of human limbs, and with blood dripping from her weapons. At times, she can even overcome her husband.
Hindu goddess, consort of the god Siva; there is a cult of Kali worship that raises her above Siva in the Hindu pantheon
Kaali Name given to that power of God which delivers justice - often represented by the Goddess Kali (a from of Durga).
wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi; "the black"
Hindu goddess and an incarnation of Parvati.
The Hindu mother goddess of dissolution and destruction. She destroys ignorance and dissolves attachments as well as dancing the final dissolution of the universe.
A form of Devi; a goddess associated with destruction and rebirth.
Hindu; Creative/Destructive Goddess. Protectress of abused women. Kali-Ma should be called if a woman is in fear of physical danger. Her power is truly awesome.
One of the names of the Divine Mother.
One of the aspects of the Divine Mother of the universe. Kali was Ramakrishna's Chosen Ideal, and he worshipped her image at the Dakshineswar temple for many years - 1852 to 1886. Kali is shown standing on the chest of her consort, Shiva. Around her waist she wears garland of human arms, and around her neck a garland of human heads (skulls). She has four arms: the lower left hand holds a severed human head, her upper left hand grips a saber. With one right hand she offers boons to her children, and with the other she makes the sign that dispels fear. She deals out death as creates and preserves. Kali destroys ignorance, preserves world order, and gives blessings and liberation to those who earnestly seek it. While Shiva represents the Absolute nondual Reality, Kali represents the dynamic or relative aspect of the Supreme Reality. Like diamond and its luster, like milk and its whiteness they co-exist.
A fierce Hindu Tantric Goddess who assists in the release of attachment and ego. Kali is the goddess of time and of transformation.
the dark form of the Goddess, characterized by ferocious appearance
'dark one'; a popular name given to the Mother Goddess, in Hinduism the consort of Shiva and the embodiment of his energy
Another form of Durga. Her hair is disheveled, her tongue hangs out, she holds in one hand a scimitar, in the other a skull, with another she forbids fear, and with the last is bestowing a blessing. Her four arms represent the 4 vedus; the two inspiring terror point out those portions of the vedu which relate to the destruction of enemies, and the other two allude to those parts which belong to devotion. Her dishevelled hair represents the clouds, her tongue is representative of lightning. She exhibits the appearance of a drunken frantic fury. She is the protectress of thieves, and her image at Kali Ghat is a head without a body. ()
the Hindu goddess of destruction; she is the consort, or Shahkti, of Shiva.
a Goddess embodying the fierce (dissolving) aspect of the Divine
Kali is a painting by Indian artist Tyeb Mehta depicting the Hindu goddess Kali with a gouged mouth. Painted in 1997, the work was sold in May 2005 for 10 million Indian rupees at Indian auction house Saffronart's online auction. According to the Times of India, it is a "dramatic, disturbing work".