Kali Ma is known as the preserve of Earth, but due to her destructive powers she is also known as “Dark Mother”. The name Kali means She, who is Beyond Time.
To aid her son in his endeavor to rid the three worlds of the multiplying demon, Raktabija, Parvati entered the cosmic battlefield as the dreaded goddess Kali – dark as death, gaunt with sunken eyes, gaping mouth, with long disheveled hair covering her naked body.
She is considered as a berserk form of Durga/Parvati, who is the consort of Lord Shiva. Kali Ma is simultaneously portrayed as the giver and destructor of life. However, in most of the interpretations, she is portrayed as ferocious and evil.
She is the mother of the world and the treasure-house of compassion. She is considered as the primordial mass from which all life arose.
Here are some mantras to please Kali Ma
1. Bija Mantra:
This mantra will protect you from all the evil forces.
2. Simple form of Kali Mantra:
“Om Krim Kali”
K stands for full knowledge,
R means she is auspicious,
I means she bestows booms, and
M that she gives freedom
3. Kali Mantra:
“Om Kring Kalikaye Namah”
This mantra is simple and transforms the devotee to pure consciousness.
4. Simple Kali Mantra
“Om Sri Maha Kalikayai Namaha”
Only a few people use this mantra due to its purgative nature.
5. Kalika-Yei Mantra
“Om Klim Kalika-Yei Namaha”
This mantra is believed to bring relief from all kinds of problems, no matter how complex it is.
6. The fifteen syllable mantra
“Om Hrim Shreem Klim Adya Kalika Param Eshwari Swaha”
It is believed that this mantra brings rapid growth to one’s spirituality.
7. Kali Mantra for Worship
“Kring Kring Kring Hing Kring Dakshine Kalike
Kring Kring Kring Hring Hring Hung Hung Swaha”
The Mantra consists of three seeds, krim, hum and hrim, and the name ‘dakhshina kalike’ and ‘swaha’, which signifying offering. This mantra is used by the devotees of Kali, the preserver of Earth, who saves us from all the ignorance and the fear of death.
8. Kali Gayatri
“Om Maha Kalyai
Ca Vidmahe Smasana Vasinyai
Ca Dhimahi Tanno Kali Prachodayat”
Meaning: Om Great Goddess Kali, the One and only one, who resides in the Ocean of Life and in the Cremation Grounds that dissolve the world. We focus our energies on you, may you grant us boons and blessings.
9. Kali Chants
a). “Om Kali, Kali! Om Kali, Kali!
Namostute, namostute, namo!
Namostute, namostute, namo!”
b). “Ananda Ma Ananda Ma Kali
Ananda Ma Ananda Ma Kali
Ananda Ma Ananda Ma Kali
Om Kali Ma!”
These are the simple chants to please the Black Goddess.
10. Dakshina Kali Dhyan Mantra : This is also known as karpuradi stotram.
“Om karala-badanam ghoram mukta-kEshim chatur-bhuryam.
kalikam dakshinam dibyam munda-mala bibhushitam
sadya-chinna shira kharga bama-dordha karambujam
abhayam baradan-chaiba dakshina-dardha panikam”
Meaning: Om. Fierce of face, she is dark, with flowing hair and four-armed. Dakshina Kalika divine, adorned with a garland of heads. In Her lotus hands on the left, a severed head and a sword. She bestows sanctuary and blessings with her right hands.
11. Maha kali dhyanam
“Om khargang chakra-gadeshu-chapa-parighan shulang bhushundIng shirah shankhang sanda-dhatIng karistri-nayanAng sarbanga-bhushabritam. nIlashma-dyutimasya pada-dashakang sebe maha kalikang yamastou-chhaite harou kamalajye hantung madhung kaitavam.”
Meaning: Aum, Her ten hands is holding a scimitar, disk, mace, arrows and bow, lance, club, a skull and a conch shell. She is a three-eyed goddess, Her body is covered with ornaments, and Her countenance with the brilliance of blue diamonds, with ten limbs. We offer our service to mahakali, She who Brahma praised for protection from the demons madhu and kaitava, when Bishnu was in sleep.
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