7)Shakti Unleashed: The Empowering Birth of Goddess Kali

Goddess Kali

Goddess Kali, usually referred to as Maa Kali or Kalika, is a well-known Hindu deity. She is frequently portrayed as a furious and strong goddess who is linked to annihilation, time, and transformation. Listed below are some facts about Goddess Kali.

Different Hindu traditions and areas may have distinct interpretations and representations of Goddess Kali which is crucial to keep in mind. Her symbolism includes complex intellectual and spiritual ideas in addition to concrete representations.

Story of Birth of Goddess Kali.

Hindu mythology provides the background for the interesting story of Goddess Kali’s birth. There are many different interpretations of her origin myth, but one well-known one focuses on the events that took place during a cosmic conflict between the gods and the demons.

The gods faced a tough foe long ago—a strong demon by the name of Raktabija. This demon possessed a special talent that allowed him to increase his energies and make him nearly invincible every time a drop of his blood touched the ground.

The gods saw the scope of their problem as they fought Raktabija and his army of demons in a ferocious conflict. The demon’s blood continued to generate numerous copies, flooding the battlefield, rendering the gods’ weapons and strikes ineffectual.

The divine force that permeates the universe came together in response to the suffering of the gods, taking the shape of a powerful and fearsome goddess who represented time, destruction, and transformation. Goddess Kali was born during this time.

Goddess Kali manifested from the gods’ combined wrath, strength, and resolve. She had a terrifying and menacing appearance, with skin as black as the night, unkempt hair, and flaming red eyes. She held weapons in her many hands, including a sword, a trident, a mace, and a noose. She was dressed in a skirt composed of human arms and a garland of severed heads.

Goddess Kali entered the battle with a thunderous battle cry. The demons were terrified just by her very existence. Drops of Raktabija’s blood that fell to the ground as he bled produced many copies of himself. Unfazed, Kali came up with a plan to get beyond this obstacle.

She extended her tongue, which was long and pointed like a blade, and started to sip Raktabija’s blood. The army of the demons became weaker with each drop of blood she ingested. No drop of blood touched the ground because of the goddess’ ravenous need for it, preventing the development of more clones.

Kali destroyed Raktabija’s army by herself, her rage knowing no bounds. The demons were slain with an unmatched ferocity by her ferocious determination and unstoppable might. Chaos and devastation characterized the battlefield as Kali’s divine anger put an end to the rule of darkness.

Kali finally faced Raktabija directly. She hit him with her sword, cutting off his head and putting an end to his evil ways once and for all. Goddess Kali’s victory symbolized the triumph of good over evil and brought peace and balance back to the cosmos.

However, Kali’s fury threatened to swallow the entire universe as she was caught up in her tremendous fighting frenzy. The gods and sages were terrified that her unbridled power would have disastrous effects. Lord Shiva, Kali’s spouse, sat down on the battlefield to calm her down and stop more destruction.

As Kali stomped on her lover, she became conscious of the seriousness of her actions and the devastating power she had released. She expressed her comprehension and tamed her ferocity by sticking her tongue out in shock and embarrassment. She was brought back to her divine senses by this deed, and she turned away from her vicious rampage.

The birth of Goddess Kali represents the divine intervention that takes place when there is extreme chaos and darkness. She embodies the unbridled strength that can overcome even the most formidable challenges. Although fearsome, her wrath is an essential force in the cosmic order—a power that vanquishes evil and makes place for fresh starts.

Goddess Kali is revered by her followers as a nurturing mother figure who is ferocious in defending them and kind in offering advice. She is revered for her power to provide courage, strength, and transformation, assisting people in overcoming their own demons.

The legend surrounding the birth of Goddess Kali serves as a potent reminder of the ongoing conflict between good and evil, as well as the final victory of virtue. Generations have been inspired by her story, which serves as a constant reminder of our innate ability to face and triumph over our own internal conflicts.

Goddess Kali

Mantra of Goddess Kali

The mantra of Goddess Kali in Sanskrit is:

“ॐ क्रीं कालिकायै नमः”

Transliteration: “Om Kreem Kalikayai Namah”

Aarti of Goddess Kali

जय काली माता, मा जय महा काली माँ |
रतबीजा वध कारिणी माता |
सुरनर मुनि ध्याता, माँ जय महा काली माँ ||

दक्ष यज्ञ विदवंस करनी माँ शुभ निशूंभ हरलि |
मधु और कैितभा नासिनी माता |
महेशासुर मारदिनी…ओ माता जय महा काली माँ ||

हे हीमा गिरिकी नंदिनी प्रकृति रचा इत्ठि |
काल विनासिनी काली माता |
सुरंजना सूख दात्री हे माता ||

अननधम वस्तराँ दायनी माता आदि शक्ति अंबे |
कनकाना कना निवासिनी माता |
भगवती जगदंबे … ओ माता जय महा काली माँ ||

दक्षिणा काली आध्या काली …काली नामा रूपा |
तीनो लोक विचारिती माता धर्मा मोक्ष रूपा ||

| जय महा काली माँ |

Meaning of the aarti of Goddess Kali in English

Victory to Mother Kali, the Great Goddess, the one who destroyed the demon Ratbija. She is worshipped by gods, sages, and humans. Victory to the Great Mother Kali.

She destroyed the arrogant Daksha’s sacrifice and vanquished the demons Nishumbha and Shumbha. She is the slayer of Madhu and Kaitabha. Victory to Mother Kali, the destroyer of the demon Mahishasura.

She is the daughter of the Himalayas, the one who created the universe. She destroys the darkness of time and is known as Kali. She bestows happiness and prosperity.

She wears a garland of skulls, the divine Mother, the original power, Amba. She resides in the forest of Himachal. She is the goddess with golden eyes. Victory to Jagadamba, the Great Mother Kali.

She is the benevolent Kali, the primordial power in the form of Kali. She is the one who contemplates all the three worlds and is the embodiment of Dharma (righteousness) and Moksha (liberation). Victory to the Great Mother Kali.

Chalisa of Goddess Kali


महिष मर्दिनी कालिका, देहु अभय अपार॥

अरि मद मान मिटावन हारी, मुण्डमाल गल सोहत प्यारी।

अष्टभुजी सुखदायक माता, दुष्टदलन जग में विख्याता॥

भाल विशाल मुकुट छवि छाजै, कर में शीश शत्रु का साजै।

दूजे हाथ लिए मधु प्याला, हाथ तीसरे सोहत भाला॥

चौथे खप्पर खड्ग कर पांचे, छठे त्रिशूल शत्रु बल जांचे।

सप्तम करदमकत असि प्यारी, शोभा अद्भुत मात तुम्हारी॥

अष्टम कर भक्तन वर दाता, जग मनहरण रूप ये माता।

भक्तन में अनुरक्त भवानी, निशदिन रटें ॠषी-मुनि ज्ञानी॥

महशक्ति अति प्रबल पुनीता, तू ही काली तू ही सीता।

पतित तारिणी हे जग पालक, कल्याणी पापी कुल घालक॥

शेष सुरेश न पावत पारा, गौरी रूप धर्यो इक बारा।

तुम समान दाता नहिं दूजा, विधिवत करें भक्तजन पूजा॥

रूप भयंकर जब तुम धारा, दुष्टदलन कीन्हेहु संहारा।

नाम अनेकन मात तुम्हारे, भक्तजनों के संकट टारे॥

कलि के कष्ट कलेशन हरनी, भव भय मोचन मंगल करनी।

महिमा अगम वेद यश गावैं, नारद शारद पार न पावैं॥

भू पर भार बढ्यौ जब भारी, तब तब तुम प्रकटीं महतारी।

आदि अनादि अभय वरदाता, विश्वविदित भव संकट त्राता॥

कुसमय नाम तुम्हारौ लीन्हा, उसको सदा अभय वर दीन्हा।

ध्यान धरें श्रुति शेष सुरेशा, काल रूप लखि तुमरो भेषा॥

कलुआ भैंरों संग तुम्हारे, अरि हित रूप भयानक धारे।

सेवक लांगुर रहत अगारी, चौसठ जोगन आज्ञाकारी॥

त्रेता में रघुवर हित आई, दशकंधर की सैन नसाई।

खेला रण का खेल निराला, भरा मांस-मज्जा से प्याला॥

रौद्र रूप लखि दानव भागे, कियौ गवन भवन निज त्यागे।

तब ऐसौ तामस चढ़ आयो, स्वजन विजन को भेद भुलायो॥

ये बालक लखि शंकर आए, राह रोक चरनन में धाए।

तब मुख जीभ निकर जो आई, यही रूप प्रचलित है माई॥

बाढ्यो महिषासुर मद भारी, पीड़ित किए सकल नर-नारी।

करूण पुकार सुनी भक्तन की, पीर मिटावन हित जन-जन की॥

तब प्रगटी निज सैन समेता, नाम पड़ा मां महिष विजेता।

शुंभ निशुंभ हने छन माहीं, तुम सम जग दूसर कोउ नाहीं॥

मान मथनहारी खल दल के, सदा सहायक भक्त विकल के।

दीन विहीन करैं नित सेवा, पावैं मनवांछित फल मेवा॥

संकट में जो सुमिरन करहीं, उनके कष्ट मातु तुम हरहीं।

प्रेम सहित जो कीरति गावैं, भव बन्धन सों मुक्ती पावैं॥

काली चालीसा जो पढ़हीं, स्वर्गलोक बिनु बंधन चढ़हीं।

दया दृष्टि हेरौ जगदम्बा, केहि कारण मां कियौ विलम्बा॥

करहु मातु भक्तन रखवाली, जयति जयति काली कंकाली।

सेवक दीन अनाथ अनारी, भक्तिभाव युति शरण तुम्हारी॥

प्रेम सहित जो करे, काली चालीसा पाठ ।

तिनकी पूरन कामना, होय सकल जग ठाठ ॥

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