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“Durga becomes angry, her face becoming dark as ink. Suddenly the goddess Kali springs from her forehead.” Kali is Durga’s rage, fury, and bloodlust unleashed onto the battlefield. “She roars loudly and leaps into battle where she tears demons apart with her hands and crushes them in her jaws.”

“Durga becomes angry, her face becoming dark as ink. Suddenly the goddess Kali springs from her forehead.” Kali is Durga’s rage, fury, and bloodlust unleashed onto the battlefield. “She roars loudly and leaps into battle where she tears demons apart with her hands and crushes them in her jaws.”

Mahadevi, the Great Goddess, ca. 1725, India (Rajasthan, Bikaner). Brandishing cosmic weapons, Devi (the omnipresent embodiment of power and wisdom) takes here the form of a Durga perched on a Lotus flower, the traditional iconographic "throne" of Indian deities.

Mahadevi, the Great Goddess | India (Rajasthan, Bikaner) | The Met

Kali by Roberto Custodio--Mother Kali, goddess of time/change/death / Embodied <3

Roberto Custodio: Finding God

Roberto Custodio celebrates Hindu Gods and Goddesses in his work. His latest exhibit 'A Matter of Faith' is at RL Fine Arts and shows gods of many cultures.

Goddess Durga - photo by Soumya.  Sanskrit: "the inaccessible", Bengali: দুর্গা) is a form of Devi,   the supreme goddess. In Bengal, she is said to be the mother   of Ganesha, Kartikeya as well of Saraswati and Lakshmi.    Durga is depicted as a warrior woman riding a lion or a tiger   with multiple hands carrying weapons and assuming mudras,   or symbolic hand gestures. This form of the Goddess is   the embodiment of feminine and creative energy (Shakti).

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certainly a work of art. the artisans in kumortuli can do wonders with clay. this is a perfect example of that... From Wikipedia: Sanskrit: "the inaccessible", Bengali: দুর্গা) is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. In Bengal, she is said to be the mother of Ganesha, Kartikeya as well of Saraswati and Lakshmi. Durga is depicted as a warrior woman riding a lion or a tiger with multiple hands carrying weapons and assuming mudras, or symbolic hand gestures. This form of the Goddess is the…

Kālī : lord of death, Goddess of time and change, black night, redeemer of the universe, Mother, consort of Lord Shiva, the fierce aspect of Durga (Parvati).

Kālī : lord of death, Goddess of time and change, black night, redeemer of the universe, Mother, consort of Lord Shiva, the fierce aspect of Durga (Parvati).

Goddess Durga as Slayer of the Buffalo-Demon Mahisha (Mahishasuramardini), Gilt Copper Alloy inlaid with Semiprecious Stones, 14th-15th Century, Nepal, 8 1/4" High.

Durga as Slayer of the Buffalo Demon Mahishasura | Nepal | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: 14th–15th century. Culture: Nepal. Medium: Gilt copper alloy, inlaid with semiprecious stones. Dimensions: H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm...

KALI

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Vitality Sun Yantra = Goddess Durga Yantra. This symbol is a tribute to the energetic spirit within each of us.

Goddess Durga Yantra by Soulscapes - Healing Art

Goddess Durga Yantra Digital Art by Soulscapes - Healing Art

Navratri, Durga Puja: Worshipping The Divine Mother - Touching up a statue of Kali

PHOTOS: Worshipping The Divine Mother

Navratri is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. In 2012, Navratri is observed from Oct. 16 until Oct. 24. Durga Puja celebrations began on Oc...

Goddess Durga...great mother ...

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An Indian woman dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali participates in a “Shivaratri” procession in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

Hindus celebrate Shivaratri

Hindu devotees honor the Lord Shiva with costumes, face painting, snake handling and fake funeral pyres.

Durga in Kalighat Style, 19th c. listen to her chanting for one hour every monring + or for an hour before bed too!

Durga in Kalighat Style, 19th c. listen to her chanting for one hour every monring + or for an hour before bed too!

In the Shaiva Tantra interpretation, Kali standing over Shiva represents  the relationship between static matter (Shiva) and energy (Shiva's Shakti, Kali). When one meditates on reality at rest, as pure consciousness (without the activities of creation, preservation or dissolution) one refers to this as Shiva or Brahman. When one meditates on reality as dynamic and creative, one refers to it as Kali or Shakti.

thefeetofkali

Bengali oil painting of Kali standing on (an interestingly sexless) Shiva. Love that look of pure contentment and adoration, lying beneath Her lotus feet.