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1. Kali Bhakti (Kali Mahavidya):

Devi Kali
Stotras of Devi Kali:

Adya Stotram (Brahma Yamala)
- आद्या स्तोत्रम् - ॐ नमः आद्यायै
Chamunda Matrika (Devi Mahatmyam)
- चामुण्डा मातृका
Kalika Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
- कालिकाष्टकम् - गलद्रक्तमुण्डावलीकण्ठमाला
Mahakali Dhyanam
- महाकाली ध्यानम् - ॐ खड्गं चक्रगदेषुचापपरिघान् शूलं भुशुण्डीं शिरः


Deeds of Devi Kali: (Deeds)

Deeds of Devi Kali


Scriptures of Devi Kali: (Scriptures)

• Devi Mahatmyam
• Kalika Purana
• Brihad Nila Tantra
• Todala Tantra


Devotees of Devi Kali: (Devotees)

Sadhak Ramprasad Sadhak Kamalakanta Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Sadhak Bamakhepa

• Sri Brahmananda Giri (16th century) (Approx)
• Sri Aatmaram Brahmachari (16th century) (Approx)
• Sadhak Ramprasad (Ramprasad Sen) (1723 - 1775) (Approx)
• Sadhak Kamalakanta (Kamalakanta Bhattacharya) (1769 - 1821)
• Sri Ramkrishna Paramahamsa (Gadadhar Chattopadhyay) (1836 - 1886)
• Sadhak Bamakhepa (Bamacharan Chattopadhyay) (1837 - 1911)
• Sri Annada Thakur (Annada Charan Bhattacharya) (1891 - 1921)


Penances on Devi Kali: (Penances)

• Sage Vasistha is said to have performed sadhana of Mother Ugra Tara sitting on a Panchamundi Asana at the present Tarapith. (In the same place Sadhak Bamakhepa later performed his sadhana)

• Sri Brahmananda performed rigourous penance and had the vision of Mother Kali. He later came to the present Kalighat of Kolkata and met Aatmaram Brahmachari. Together they are said to be the founders of the original Kalighat temple of Kolkata (which was then a forested area).

• Sri Aatmaram Brahmachari by an inner call kept searching for the Divine Mother. He invoked Her with deep yearning as he travelled through many places. He finally came to the present Kalighat and got the vision of the Divine Mother. He also met Sadhak Brahmananda here. Together they set up the original Kalighat temple.

• Sadhak Ramprasad performed his sadhana invoking Mother Kali in a Panchavati grove, often sitting on a Panchamundi Asana near the place of the present Ramprasad Vita Kali temple of Halishahar.

• Sadhak Kamalakanta invoked Mother Kali sitting on a Panchamundi Asana near the place of the present Kamalakanta Kalibari of Bardhaman.

• Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa invoked Mother Kali for Her vision with great yearning in the Dakshineshwar Kali temple and its adjoining Panchavati garden. Later Sri Ramakrishna performed Tantra sadhana under the guidance of Bhairavi Brahmani sitting on a Panchamundi Asana in the Panchavati garden.

• Sadhak Bamakhepa invoked Mother Tara sitting on a Panchamundi Asana at the Tarapith Maha Samshan ground (Cremation ground), performing sadhana under the guidance of Kailashpati Baba and Mokshadananda.


Pilgrimages of Devi Kali: (Pilgrimages)

Shakti Peethas:

Kurukshetra Bhadrakali (Kurukshetra Shakti Peetha) (Kurukshetra district, Haryana)
Juranpur Jaya Durga (Kalighata Shakti Peetha) (Nadia district, West Bengal)
Kolkata Kalighat (Kalipitha Shakti Peetha): Associated with Sri Brahmananda Giri and Sri Aatmaram Brahmachari (Kolkata district, West Bengal)
Nalhati Nalateshwari (Nalahati Shakti Peetha) (Birbhum district, West Bengal)
Tamluk Bargabhima Kali (Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha) (East Medinipur district, West Bengal)
Nepal Guhyeshwari (Nepala Shakti Peetha) (Kathmandu district, Nepal)

Other famous Kali temples:

• Pavagadh Mahakali (Panchmahal district, Gujarat)
• Dakshineswar Bhavatarini Kali (North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal): Associated with Sri Ramkrishna Paramahamsa.
• Dakshineshwar Adyapith (North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal): Associated with Sri Annada Thakur.
• Halishahar Ramprasad Vita (North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal): Associated with Sadhak Ramprasad.
• Bardhaman Kamalakanta Kalibari (Bardhaman district, West Bengal): Associated with Sadhak Kamalakanta.
• Rampurhat Tarapith (Birbhum district, West Bengal): Associated with Sadhak Bamakhepa.


Festivals of Devi Kali: (Festivals)

Karthik Masa (Oct-Nov) Amavasya: Kali Puja


Trees associated with Devi Kali: (Trees)

Japa (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hibiscus, China Rose)




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