Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Hindu)
The greatly commended Kali Pooja of West Bengal matches with the Diwali Festival. Fervor and energy for Kali Puja in West Bengal is same as seen for Diwali in rest of India. The main clear distinction one can see is that while rest of India adores Goddess Lakshmi on this day, in West Bengal Goddess Kali is the boss god for the event.
About Goddess Kali
As indicated by Hindu mythology Goddess Kali is the first of the ten incarnations of Goddess Durga. Delineated with a wild face and startling look Goddess Kali is viewed as the more forceful manifestation of Goddess Durga. The picture of Kali typically demonstrates to her foot on Lord Shiva's midsection, a disjoined head in one hand, her sword in the other and wearing a wreath of skulls. Kali is worshiped as the Mother Goddess who is known to devastate all shrewd and is a savage contender for the reason for equity. Well known appearances and names for Goddess Kali incorporate Shyama, Adya Ma, Tara Ma, Dakshina Kalika, Chamundi, Shyama Kali and Bhadra Kali who is delicate.
At the point when is Kali Pooja Celebrated?
Kali Pooja is praised on the Amavasya or the no moon night in the Hindu month of Kartik (October/November). This date of Kali Pooja harmonizes with Diwali, the North Indian New Year or the Festivals of Lights.
Legend Behind Kali Puja
As per legends once the evil spirits named Shambhu and Nishambhu developed in power and represent a test to Indra, King of Gods, and his Kingdom of Heaven. Divine beings looked for security from Mahamaya Durga, the Goddess of Shakti or Power. At this stage Goddess Kali was conceived from Durga's brow as Kal Bhoi Nashini to spare paradise and earth from the developing mercilessness of the evil presences.
In the wake of butchering the evil presences, Kali made a wreath of their heads and wore it around her neck. In the bloodbath, she lost control and began executing any individual who came her way. There was bedlam all around. To stop her, Lord Shiva tossed himself under her feet. Stunned at this sight, Kali stood out her tongue in amazement, and put an end to her murdering spree. The well-known picture of Kali Ma demonstrated with her tongue hanging out, really delineates the minute when she steps on Lord Shiva and atones.
That earth shattering day is commended after as Kali Pooja. Performing the Puja with confidence enthusiasts look for insurance against dry season and war and gifts of general joy, wellbeing and thriving. Kali Poojan is a tantrik puja performed just at midnight on Amavasya.