who is the goddess of death: kali

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Who is the Goddess of Death?

Who is the goddess of death? Kali is one of the most powerful and fiercest of all the goddesses of Hinduism. The word Kali has its roots in the Sanskrit word “Kaal” which means time… and nothing escapes from time. Goddess Kali is sometimes referred to as Kali goddess of death, but actually, she brings the death of the ego.

In the Hindu religion, the goddess Kali is considered to one of the most important deities, being the Shakti (energy) of the god Shiva. The act of devotion to godess Kali is called Shaktism. Hindu’s adore and worship her as the mother goddess, since Kali is the representation of the destruction of evil and demons.

Even in the scriptures, she has killed demons but never harmed any innocent soul… Kali is considered a form of a mother. Maa Kali is one of the few Goddesses who are celibate and practice renunciation of worldly desires and ego.

Kali Goddess The Murder Of The Ego

 

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Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva, both are regarded to inhabit cremation grounds. Devotees go to these places to meditate with the purpose of overcoming the ego. The cremation grounds emphasize the idea that the body is only temporary. Kali and Shiva are known to stay in cremation grounds because it is our attachment to our bodies that gives rise to the ego.

Kali and Shiva offer the idea of liberation by dissolving the illusion of the ego. The corporeal frame ultimately vanishes but the soul still remains. This is emphasized by the scene in the cremation grounds.

Kali The Goddess of Death

 

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Goddess Kali is also the most compassionate of all the goddesses as she provides salvation or liberation to her children. Kali is an alter-ego to Shiva because both of them are the destroyers of evil, fake and the unreal. It is considered that at the glimpse of goddess Kali, ego trembles with terror seeing its own eventual demise in her.

People who are deeply  attached to their ego are unable to comprehend the idea of Kali, she appears in a wrathful form to them. People who are engaged in spirituality, living without the illusion of the ego, will find Maha Kali in a different form. Goddess Kali will show affection and overflowing love to them.!

Features of the goddess:

  • She has 3 eyes which means she has control over the past, present and future.
  • She is portrayed in female form  with loose hair and black color.
  • Her skin is colored between blue and black, taking black for her destruction of demons.
  • She has four arms that signify his power against enemies and protection of her devotees.
  • She wears a necklace with a pair of corpses and is thought to be some enemies.
  • The tongue always outside, a sign that consumes everything in its path.
  • Her eyes are red.
    The chest and face always shown to have covered in blood.
  • She’s is usually represented standing on Shiva as he decided to lie at her feet to calm her anger.
  • Goddess Kali opposes and destroy all kind of evil.


Om Klim Kali Kayai Namah

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