Kali Puja- tempestuous significant than Diwali?


Kali Puja is a significant celebration for the individuals of Bengal after Durga Puja. It is commended with fervor and excitement. Like Diwali, individuals in Bengal light lights, and sparklers to invite Ma Kali. Houses are designed and rangoli is attracted in front of the houses. The puja is done late at night. Individuals look for the endowments of Maa Kali during the puja.

Origin of Puja

The Kali Puja is celebrated the evening of the New Moon in the Bengali month of Kartika. Beliefs say that Maharaja Krishnan Chandra of Nawadweep gave a request that everybody, in his space should revere Kali. As per history, the present type of the picture of Kali is because of a fantasy.

In his fantasy, he was requested to take her picture. At first light, Krishnanand saw a dull complexioned housekeeper with the left hand. Her body was sparkling with white specks. The vermillion spread over her brow while she was cleaning the perspiration from her temple.

The hair was chaotic. At the point when she encountered an old Krishnananda, she bit her tongue in disgrace. This stance of the housemaid was later used to imagine the icon of Goddess Kali. Along these lines has framed the picture of Kali.

Birth of Goddess

There are a few conventions of how Kali appeared. One adaptation relates when the warrior goddess Durga, battled with Mahishasura (or Mahisa), the wild ox devil. Durga turned out to be irritated to such an extent that her resentment burst from her temple as Kali.


When conceived, the dark goddess went wild and ate every one of the evil presences she ran over, hanging their heads on a chain which she wore around her neck. It appeared to be difficult to quiet Kali’s bleeding assaults, which presently reached out to any miscreants, and the two individuals and divine beings were at a misfortune what to do.

Luckily, the relentless Shiva halted Kali’s ruinous frenzy by resting in her way, and when the goddess realizes exactly who she was remaining on, she at long last quieted down. From this story, Kali’s relationship with battlegrounds and zones where incineration is comes in front.

Devi Kali and Demon Raktabija

At long last, in one more form of Kali’s introduction to the world, there is the account of the evil presence Raktabija (Blood-seed).

This devil was, as most evil presences, raising a lot of ruckus with individuals and divine beings the same however surprisingly more dreadful was his capacity to create more evil spirits each time a drop of his blood spills to the ground. In this manner, each time Raktabija dies, the main outcome was more evil spirits to manage.

Given all the celestial weapons of the divine beings, Kali quickly searched out Raktabija and his devils and continued to gulp down them all entire so as not to spill any longer blood all the while.

Kali trims off the head of Raktabija with a sword. Further, she drinks and after that drank the majority of his blood, ensuring none tumbled to the ground and along these lines guaranteeing no more evil spirits could hazard the world.

Roops of Kali worshipped

In view of the conventions and holy writings coming up next are the exemplifications of Goddess Kali revere during the Puja:

Dakshina Kali:

This is the center type of the celestial appearance of Shakti. In this structure, the Goddess has her tongue out as she steps on Lord Shiva. Legend has it that the Goddess needed to drink the blood of the evil presences Shumbh and Nishumb as each drop of their blood which fell on the earth offered to ascend to one more devil.

In the wake of slaughtering the evil presences anyway Goddess Kali’s fury didn’t subside, and inebriated with the blood of the devils the Goddess went on an executing frenzy.

Master Shiva, to stop Goddess Kali, lay in her direction, and when she stepped on him, the disgrace of stepping without anyone else spouse made her stick out her tongue. In this delineation, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa says “Shiva and Kali resemble fire and its capacity to consume, similar to drain and its whiteness.”

Shyama Kali:

In this structure, Goddess Kali is thoughtful and delicate like a mother. Much the same as a mother won’t let any damage happen to her youngsters, Shyama Kali shields her kids from the entanglements of life like pandemic, starvation, tremor, dry season, and flood. In this indication, the Goddess is amiable and adoring.

Tara Ma:

Goddess Kali shows herself as a fearsome type of the Divine Shakti. Here the symbol Lord Shiva as a kid suckling at Ma Tara. As per legends, during the agitating of the grandiose seas by the Devas and Asuras for Nectar, a lot of toxic substances initially rose up out of it, which took steps to pulverize the whole universe.

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva drank this toxic substance to stop the annihilation. To diminish Lord Shiva of the impacts of toxin, Ma Tara bosom nourished him as he assumed the type of a kid. In this way, the dangerous part of Lord Shiva appears as Kali here.

Shamsana Kali:

In this structure, the Goddess directs the main truth of this Universe and that is Death. Shamshan-Kali here is the courtesan of the Shamshan, the consuming ghat which is a Hindu crematorium. The puja here happens just at the crematorium. Shamshan Kali is in a human structure to symbolize that in death each being is just a typical human.

Chhinna Masta:

The Chhinna Masta is a portrayal of the Goddess as having no head. She holds her own head in one hand as blood spurts out of her own injury. The Goddess is additionally remaining on a having sex couple (Kamdev and Rati).

Goddess Kali is likewise an epitome of the sexuality of a person, and devastation just as creations. This structure delineates this sexuality. In points of facts, during the hour of customs if young ladies enter the sanctuary they will lose their sexuality. Also, the elders stop the young ladies to enter while love is in progress.

Raksha Kali:

Goddess Kali in this appearance is a defender. The Goddess shields her lovers from pestilence, starvation, quake, dry spell and flood.

Siddha Kali:

The tantric adore this manifestation of Goddess Kali in order to achieve Siddhi as it means flawlessness. Legends describe her as meandering the incineration grounds in the organization of jackals and awful female spirits. Consequently the evening of the Puja, Tantrics direct the love of this indication in the crematorium.


Goddess Kali is the tantric manifestation of the Goddess of riches and thriving – Laxmi. In this way, people worship the goddess on the Puja for success.

The roots of Goddess Kali and her origin draw roots in the time of Goddess Durga and bhairava. Thus, you may also like to read about Goddess Durga and her Manifestations.

Consult an astrologer online and learn more about Hindu festivals and Muhurta.



Posted On - October 30, 2019 | Posted By - Sandeep | Read By -


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