Kali Ma!

“Out of the surface of her (Durga’s) forehead, fierce with frown, issued suddenly Kali of terrible countenance, armed with a sword and noose. Bearing the strange khatvanga (skull-topped staff ), decorated with a garland of skulls, clad in a tiger’s skin, very appalling owing to her emaciated flesh, with gaping mouth, fearful with her tongue lolling out, having deep reddish eyes, filling the regions of the sky with her roars, falling upon impetuously and slaughtering the great asuras (Demons) in that army, she devoured those hordes of the foes of the devas.”

Kali destroys Raktabija by sucking the blood from his body and putting the many Raktabija duplicates in her gaping mouth. Pleased with her victory, Kali then dances on the field of battle, stepping on the corpses of the slain. Her consort Shiva lies among the dead beneath her feet, a representation of Kali commonly seen in her iconography as Daksinakali’.

I found this source from Wikipedia.org. This is describing what happened in Raktabija when the supreme goddess, Durga, was fighting a lot of demons. Yet she is unable to defeat them all because they keep duplicating. So, she summons her so-called secret weapon, Kali. I thought the description of her was crazy and beyond awesome and that I should post this.
Kali Ma!

Behold my Mother playing with Shiva,
“lost in an ecstasy of joy!
Drunk with a draught of celestial wine,
She reels, and yet does not fall.
Erect She stands on Shiva’s bosom,
and the earth Trembles under Her tread;
She and Her Lord are mad with frenzy,
casting Aside all fear and shame.”

Ramprasad (1718-75)

This is the after math where Kali defeated all the demons and then dance for her victory. She starts dancing and this is where things get worse. I do not know the detail about it but what I have heard so far was it has something to do with Earth’s last day.


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