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Kali is the ferocious form of Durga, created to slay a demon called Mahishasura. She got the name Mahishasuramardhini for this. She is black in appearance and wears a garland of skulls.

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What is the connection between Kali and Kaliyug?

What is the connection between Kali and Kaliyug? Kaalii is the goddess that takes the darkness away (Kali) but which scripture does it come from? And is there an explanation of the close connection of ...
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will there be another influential pure devotee of Krishna in the remaining time of kali yuga?

We've had Jesus, Lord Chaitanya, and Srila Prabhupada who has shared valuable knowledge of God and lead by example of how to serve The Lord with pure devotion. Will there be a time (in Kali Yuga) ...
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Is Maa Kali, Devi Durga, Maa Parvati, Maa Jagadhatri all are same? [duplicate]

Is Maa Kali, Devi Durga ,Maa Parvati, Maa Jagadhatri all are same?
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How did Tripura Sundari come into existence?

As Wikipedia says: Tripurāsundarī (त्रिपुरा सुंदरी - "Beautiful (Goddess) of the Three Worlds") or Mahā-Tripurasundarī ("Great Beautiful (Goddess) of the Three Worlds"), also called Ṣhoḍaśhi ("...
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Is Raktavija's fight with Shiva ever mentioned in any scripture?

I have always heard about Raktavija and his fight with Durga and Kali and how he is annihilated. But during my visit to Elephanta caves, a tourist guide was telling a different version of story by ...
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What is the story of Goddess Kali fighting with Ravana?

There is a story of Goddess Kali fighting with Ravana. What are the details of this encounter between the two?
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What is the story of Kalighat Temple in Kolkata,West Bengal?

In Kolkata which is the capital of West Bengal,there is a big temple named ''Kalighat'' which is a temple of Goddess Kali and in this temple there is also a Shakti Peetha. What is the story of this ...
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Why do Bengalis celebrate Kali Puja during Diwali?

I don't know why, during Diwali, the Bengalis celebrate Kali Puja? Why don't they worship Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha?
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Why did Adi Parashakti not came back to her original form after taking birth in form of Shiva's wife Parvati?

Why did Goddess Adi Parashakti not return to her original form when she took the form of Lord Shiva's wife Goddess Parvati? What happens to her?
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Was Devi Sarada an avatar of Goddess Jagadamba/Durga?

Many people had told me that Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's wife Devi Sarada was an avatar of Goddess Jagadamba/Durga. Is this true?
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Who is Kali Purusa ? Where did he come from ? How could he reign over a complete yuga of 4,32,000 years?

It is known from SB that Kali Purusa has come as soon as lord krishna departed the earth. As soon as he came he was beating the holy cow. After he was defeated by maharaja parikshit he begged for his ...
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Do devotees of the goddess Tara sit on six-month old babies?

One of the most famous incarnations of Durga is the goddess Kali. As I discuss in this answer, she was created by Durga's incarnation Ambika in order to defeat the demons Chanda and Munda, which is ...
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What is the story of "Kali Maa"?

Will anyone please tell me the origin of Kali Maa? What is the relation between Shiva and Parvati?
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Why do we see Lord Shiva under the feet of Mother Kali?

Shiva doesn't exist without Shakthi. Shiva and shakthi are one. I recently visited a temple of Mother Kali. I was purplexed to see lord shiva in a smiling face is under the feet of angry Mother Kali. ...
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Why is goddess Kali shown topless?

We've often seen in many photos that Goddess Kali is topless or half-nude. What is the meaning of this image? Is this image questioning Hinduism's morality level?
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