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Different Forms of Kali (1)

Different Forms of Kali (1)

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a file written by me doing research about the different ways in which Kali is worshipped and the different manifestations she takes on..I have done extensive research to come up with this..
a file written by me doing research about the different ways in which Kali is worshipped and the different manifestations she takes on..I have done extensive research to come up with this..

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Different Forms of Kali

Shmasan Kali: Kali is the Goddess of destruction. This puja was being held at the crematorium. Notice that the idol does not have the tongue projecting out of her mouth. Also notice that she has only two hands.

Bagala Kali or Bagalamukhi: This form paralyses her enemies and pulls the tongue out of them. It is one of the forms of Das Mahavidya or the ten manifestations of Kali, as per the Tantrik sect.

It is another form from the Das Mahavidya ideology.Bhairavi: The violent and fierce form of the Goddess. a consort of Bhairava. .

It is another form from the Das Mahavidya ideology. she encapsulates the Universe within her. .Bhubaneswari: A more benevolent Goddess.

Vishnu and Shiva. and is another form from the Das Mahavidya ideology.Shodoshi: She is a 16-year-old seductress emerging from the navel of Shiva. She is being worshipped by the Hindu trinity of Brahma. .

. and also a part of the Das Mahavidya ideology. the Blue Goddess: A common form of Kali.Tara.

Dhumavati: The smoke Goddess or the widow Goddess. ahe symbolises everything that is non-pious to us and is the opposite of Lakshmi and also a part of the Das Mahavidya ideology. .

the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. . This idol is worshipped in Orissa as Gaja Lakshmi and a part of the ten Das Mahavidya.Kamala: The incarnation of Lakshmi.

the Goddess of knowledge. This form also finds place in temples in South India. She is also a part of the ten Das Mahavidya.Matangi: The incarnation of Saraswati. .

Aadi Kali: The traditional form of Kali as depicted in Shamshan Kali. .

. Life is shown here from a view of both procreation and destruction. the traditional symbol of love. also drinks the blood. Her two consorts.in this particular form it is Radha and Krishna. There is a couple beneath her -.Chhinna Masta: One of the most bizarre forms of the Goddess and is a part of Das Mahavidya. Her severed head is drinking blood from the jet coming from her own cut throat. This form of Goddess stands over the erotic pair – often also depicted by the artists as Kamdev and Rati. one from the left and one from the right. the God and Goddess of love and sex.

Aadi Chamunda or the Primordial Chamunda: She is as thin as a corpse and has fearful bulging eyes. .

as she preys upon the Asuras Chanda and Munda assisted by her consorts.Chamunda: This horrifying goddess has Shiva standing by her side. .

.Rakta Chamunda: This form of Kali licks and rolls upon the blood of asura Rakta Beeja. Her horrifying form creates a sense of terror even in the mind of adults.

Not much is known about this form except only that a temple in Malda has this deity.Raj Balabhi: A surprisingly mother-like manifestation of the Goddess. .

She is referred to also as Mahakali in Hindu texts.Dasamunda Kali. . Kali with ten heads and limbs.

. Notice how she is clad in a red and white saree and has a garland of severed heads.Dakate Kali: This form of the Goddess used to be worshipped by dacoits and bandits.

not much is known about this iconography of the Goddess. .Johura Kali: Only three faces as idol. Again.

Sahasra Haath. the Kali with a thousand hands: Notice her green colour and arrays of hands behind. .

The idol is half Durga and half Kali. .Durga Kali: Here she is shown as one with Goddess Durga.

she is shown as one with Nataraj. Nataraj is the form of Shiva when he is dancing tandava -.the dance to destroy the universe. .Nataraj Kali: Here.

.Jwalanta or the burning Kali: She is shown as a Goddess burning in rage.

Perhaps it is symbolic of the fact that black and white are both mixture of all seven colours of the nature.Shwet or white Kali: An oxymoron. .

Krishna and Kali both stand for destruction. the female form of Shiva. But in this particular iconography. Kali.Krishna Kali with Radha as consort: Krishna is usually thought of as an avatar of Vishnu. Remember the Kurukshetra war and who was behind all the destruction? . is shown to be same as the same as Krishna.

the other is redundant. Both of them are revered in Hindu tradition. .Lakshmi Kali: The idol of both Lakshmi and anti Lakshmi shown together. because in absence of one.

The Shwet form of Tara: This is the replica of the idol of Tarapith. .

but beautiful. This is violent. .Tara: Another form of Kali mentioned earlier.

Kalighat Kali: Benign in looks. charecterised by her huge golden tongue. .

.Aadi Kali: The traditional form of Kali as depicted in Shamshan Kali.

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