Today is Kali Puja, an auspicious night dedicated to the worship of Goddess Kali or the Dark Mother. Kali is depicted with perhaps the fiercest features among all the world's deities. But the love between this mother goddess and her human children is a unique relationship.
Kali is one such deity with whom devotees have a very loving and intimate bond, in spite of her fearful appearance. In this relationship, the worshiper becomes a child and Kali assumes the form of the ever-caring mother. Her three eyes represent past, present, and future, -- the three modes of time -- an attribute that lies in the very name. 'Kala' in Sanskrit means time.
On the occasion of Kali Puja, let's look at the fearful symmetry of the Dark Mother Goddess... Read Full Article
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