Diwali Calendar 2010 Sign in My Amount View Cart Help Faq
Before & After Diwali
Durga Puja Festival
Ganesh Chaturthi
Karwa Chauth
Diwali Celebrations
Diwali» Diwali Puja » Kali Puja

Kali Puja is embedded in Indian culture while holding a very important position in Indian idol worship. This puja is performed significantly to please the goddess and ward off evil from outside and within ourselves. One can find various forms of Kali depicted in various scriptures. But the most famous one that comes to your mind upon hearing this goddess of Shakti’s name is of goddess Kali standing with her one foot on Lord Shiva. In her one hand she holds a severed head and in the other swords with a garland of skulls round her neck.

One notable thing about this idol is that goddess kali is standing with her tongue out and a bewilderment expression is clearly visible on her face. As the legend goes, during a battle staged against demons, goddess Kali apparently lost control over herself and started destroying and killing everyone within her reach. In order to appease her, Lord Shiva threw himself under her feet such that she was taken by surprise and her tongue came out in shock!

The legend found its origins in incident wherein two notorious demons Shambhu and Nishambhu started creating havoc in God Indra’s kingdom i.e. heaven. When gods started losing the battle to demons they went to hide in Himalayas the holy mountains also the home of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. They summoned the help of Mahamaya Durga. Goddess of Kali who was born from Goddes Durga’s forehead as Kal Bho Nashai. Goddess Kali was created along with her two escorts i.e. Dakini and Jagini with the sole purpose to save heaven from the clutches of demons.

Eventually goddess Kali killed these demons and while this killing rage she lost control over herself and became a havoc for everyone else. That is why Lord Shiva took her by surprise by lying down under her feet.

People perform kali Puja to kill their negative emotions and ego within and around them. It is also performed for the general happiness, health wealth and prosperity of people.

It is basically a tantric puja which is held at midnight on Amavasya i.e. the new moon night in the month of November. Incidentally Diwali the festival of lights also falls in the month of late October or November every year. So people get double reason to celebrate the Amavasya period- one for Kali Puja and second for Diwali!

Lakshmi Pujan Ganesh Pujan Kali Pujan
Popular Categories
Choti Diwali
Badi Diwali
Bhai Dooj
    Diwali Wallpapers                Diwali in North India || Diwali in South India Diwali Coloring Pages
Diwali Graphics Flash Diwali Games Diwali Myspaces
The Mobister Bugatti Veyro... Pingpong
5.00 rating 5.00 rating 5.00 rating
Sponge Bob Ba... Crosszele Jigsaw Convert Front 3
4.60 rating 4.60 rating 4.60 rating
Diwali Around The World Diwali Presents Diwali Store Diwali Food Diwali in India
Diwali in USA
Diwali in Britain
Diwali in Malaysia
Diwali in Mauritius
Diwali in Nepal
Diwali in Indonesia
Diwali in Thailand
Diwali in Guyana
In Trinidad and Tobago
Diwali in South Africa
Diwali in Australia
Diwali Toys
Diwali Dress & Makeup
Diwali Cloths
Diwali Favors
Diwali Crackers
Dhanteras Exclusive Gifts
Lakshmi Ganesh Coins
Handmade Diwali Gifts
Diwali Barbie Doll
Diwali Gold Silver Gifts
Diwali Exchage Gifts
Diwali Supplies
Diwali Flowers MALA
Diwali Books
Diwali Clay Lamps
Diwali Wall Hangings
Pooja Thali Decorations
Diwali Decorative Items
Diwali Celebrations
Hindu Diwali celebration
Sikh Diwali celebration
Jain Diwali celebration
Diwali Menu
Diwali Dessert
Diwali Cookie
Diwali Pudding
Diwali Appetizers
Diwali Side Dishes
Diwali Casseroles
Diwali Snacks
Diwali Goodies
Diwali Tree
Decorating Party
Diwali in Delhi
Diwali in Uttar Pradesh
Diwali in Maharashtra
Diwali in Gujarat
Diwali in Rajasthan
Diwali in Punjab
Diwali Recipes
Ghevar Sweet
Sabudana kheer
Kachori with dal mooth
Meethi Sev and Balushai