Jamai Sasthi

Kali Puja

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Kali Puja is a festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, celebrated on the new moon night during October or November. Despite being grossly identified as a symbol of darkness and violence, she is a beneficent deity and terrifying at the same time, with a number of attributes from the deep symbolic meaning.

She is traditionally depicted with a necklace of human skulls around her neck, her frightened face is stained with long streaks of blood which Bhairavi the Frightening, the Terrible she is the unbridled force of initiation violent tantric principle of Feminine understood as destructive force of transcendence immediately. 

Its appearance is an intense sexuality and projected towards the rise of Kundalini, burning every obstacle in its path. She holds in her hands the powerful tools of transformation that severed the ties of the manifest world the magic dagger, reconverted them according to the will of the adept scepter and collect them in the cup, which also symbolizes the feminine principle in its hypostasis of the one who receives it. 

Associated with Shakti and Durga, both counterparties to Śhiva, inseparable from him, contains something of both, but its symbols are clearly such as to evoke bhaya fear and bibhatsa repulsion, bringing us into contact with obscure aspects of the cosmos and the divine; aspects that, in general, we tend to deny or suppress. His tongue dripping with blood is the material force of the universe that generates the commitment, Rajas hence the Raja yoga but also the passion and suffering, has the task of bringing Shiva's commitment in overcoming the forces of ignorance, darkness, and therefore evil.


  1. Kali is a Hindu Goddess who would be hard to ignore!


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