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Kali Hindu goddesses personify Nature its bounty beauty wisdom and mystery In benevolent forms they nurture life But in malevolent forms they destroy everything They are therefore adored and appeased with offerings of flowers and bridal finery Unlike most other religions Hinduism does not advocate the worship of one particular deity There are numerous gods and goddesses worshipped by Hindus all over India Among these is Kali the black earth mother whose rites involve sacrificial killing She is associated with dark obscene rites and devil worship She has black skin and hideous tusked face smeared with blood Kali is the Hindu primal Mother Goddess who brings Life and Death from which all things sprang She is the furious embodiment of the divine feminine that is released when she becomes enraged In general we might describe Kali as a Goddess who threatens stability and order She is the destroyer of the very world She is supposed to protect Kali was the basic archetypal image of the birth-and-death Mother simultaneously womb and tomb giver of life and devourer of her children the same image portrayed in a thousand ancient religions One legend says that Kali manifested when the demon Daruka appropriated divine power and the powerful Goddess Parvati knitted Her brows From Her fury sprang Kali armed with a trident She dispatched Daruka and remained in existence beyond even the control of Parvati of whom She is an aspect Kali is still one of Indias most popular Goddesses In fact the city of Calcutta is an anglicized version of the name Kali-Ghatt or steps of Kali Her temple The bloody rites of Kali worship are sometimes so terrifying that few understand them Kali is a symbol of the worst we can imagine and by knowing Her we can overcome the terror of our own death and destruction Once faced and understood Kali frees her worshippers of all fear and becomes the greatest of
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