Understanding, Goddess Kali ⚔️📿🩸

In the eyes of westerners, Kali is a Goddess dark of mind, body and soul, a mysterious Goddess of death and destruction. However her story is far more complex and far-reaching; 
She cannot be easily fitted into a typical western narrative of good verses evil, and in fact transcends both.

Goddess Kali Pt. 1

Hello my lovely friends 🙏🏼 

I will be sharing with you over the course of a few months an in depth look into understanding Hinduism 🕉.

We will travel into the visionary aspects as well as the gifted practices, beholding our Hindu Gods and Goddess.

NOT TO BE ALARMED!!

Kali is a source of many things so, read carefully and resourcefully as to receive understanding clearly and objectively. She is quite the Goddess to say the least!

I hope you enjoy.
Also, if you have any questions, or would like to simply engage, please do! I look forward to connecting with you. Honestly, I desire this very much ! So please, don’t hesitate to say hello, introduce yourself or anything at all. I’m here with hope to bring us together in real time.

Truly, honorably, and sincerely,
Your,
Bella Uni’Verse 🌏
kali demon slayer
Title: Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon, Raktabij, and Kali Lapping up the Demon’s Blood, Illustration from a Markandeya Purana Publication, 1800 – 1825. Here, Kali is depicted in classical form as a terrifying black skinned skeletal figure.
In the eyes of westerners, Kali is a Goddess dark of mind, body and soul, a mysterious Goddess of death and destruction. However her story is far more complex and far-reaching; 
She cannot be easily fitted into a typical western narrative of good verses evil, and in fact transcends both.

It is likely that Kali’s origins begin, as do the origins of most divine figures, with tribal folklore deeply rooted in the history of humankind. The name Kālī first appears in the Atharva Veda, a collection of hymns and mantras published between 1200 BCE and 1000 BCE. However she is not a Goddess but rather a fierce black tongue, one of seven belonging to Agni, The God Fire. It is another 400 years before Kali is described as an individual in her own right, when she appears around 600 CE in the Devimahatmya as a battlefield Goddess personifying the wrath of Durga.
Her aspect at this time is terrible
– A skeletal and frightening crone, coloured black
(a literal interpretation of her name),
wearing animal skins and carrying a khatvanga, the skull-topped staff associated with tribal shamans.

Other texts of the period associate her beginnings with Shiva. The Linga Purana (500 to 1000 CE) describes how Shiva asks his wife Parvati to defeat the demon Daruka, whom only a female can kill. Parvati merges with Shiva, reappears as Kali and does the deed, but at a terrible cost; her bloodlust becomes uncontrollable, only calming when Shiva intervenes. The Vamana Purana (900 – 1100 CE) has a different version.


When Shiva addresses Parvati as Kali,

"the black one,"


she is affronted and performs certain austerities to lose her dark complexion, ultimately generating Kali as a separate entity.

Kali is often associated with Shiva. Her very name is the feminine form of Kāla, an epithet of Shiva, thus tying her inextricably to him.

She is regarded as the Shakti (power) of Shiva, and he her consort. She is closely linked with him in many of the Puranas and when Kali appears in these writings besides Shiva, she plays an opposite role to that of Parvati. While Parvati soothes Shiva, neutralising his destructive tendencies, Kali actively provokes and encourages him. As scholar David Kinsley states,

“it is never Kali who tames Siva, but Siva who must calm Kali”.
A 14th century Nepalese image of Kali as Chamunda, battlefield demon killer, in her most frightening aspect.

Author: Bella Uni’Verse

I believe in forever. I believe that the spirit is the love heart. I believe that the spirit is the “souls” (source) heartbeat. I believe in high-spirited humans. I believe in the truth of meeting your souls counterpart in a whirlwind of spiritual dance. I believe life unfolds us in a perfectly charted Uni’Verse’All choreography. I believe in Uni’Verse’All Human Beings. A race where we all finish together, there is no first, and there is certainly, no last; there is only Being Human. I believe that a huge majority misses (longing for what is forgotten) the colors of the rainbow, when in reality; It’s always there even if you can’t see it. I believe we all paint our own picture every day. What it looks like is up to us. I believe that we are all within one system, one spirit, one song, one dance, one breath. ONE 1! I believe we are all one; At least we should be. I believe the day drips with dreams and divinity. I recognize that the sky is not the limit. But what I wonder..... Why is it that we only love to the moon and back? When we can love to the furthest reaches of all galaxies and never return. I Believe ©️2018, 2020 Bella Uni’Verse Authentic Reality, Poet With Verve Publications

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