“Om Jayanti Mangala Kali,
Durga Kshama Shiva Dhatri,
Svaha Svadha Namostuthe.”
What: Maa Kali, the epitome of all Mahavidyas, is the Goddess of Death, Time, Doomsday, the Destroyer of Ignorance and also the Liberator of Souls. She is the darkest assort of Lord Shiva. She is the embodiment of Maa Bhagwati who took it to diminish the demon from earth. Devi Kali is often associated with violence and sexuality, but at the same time she is also considered as a strong mother figure. In Vedas, Maa Kali is closely associated with Agni (the God of Fire) who has seven flickering tongues of flames. She has been the black among those seven horrible tongues. Thus all the colour merge into black so does the Universe merges into Kali.
When: Kali Puja, also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja is celebrated at night on the day of Amavashya (new moon) of the Hindu month of Kartik.
Why: Maa Kali, a manifestation of the Supreme Power blesses her devotees with the following:
- She spares her devotees from the bad influences of Shani (Saturn).
- She protects her Devotees from prolonged illness and even from incurable diseases.
- Her Devotees are free from the effects of any Black magic, evil spirits or any negative waves.
- She lifts up the stamina and fills the lives of her devotees with positivity.
- Worshipping her removes obstruction in business, career and relationships etc.
- She eradicates all impurities, negativities and consumes all inequity and darkness within her devotees.