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1. Kali Bhakti (Kali Mahavidya):


Stotras of Devi Kali: (Stotras)

Devi Kali • Slokas:

Chamunda Matrika (Devi Mahatmyam)
- चामुण्डा मातृका
Mahakali Dhyanam
- महाकाली ध्यानम् - ॐ खड्गं चक्रगदेषुचापपरिघान् शूलं भुशुण्डीं शिरः

• Stotras:

Adya Stotram (Brahma Yamala)
- आद्या स्तोत्रम् - ॐ नमः आद्यायै
Kalika Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
- कालिकाष्टकम् - गलद्रक्तमुण्डावलीकण्ठमाला



Deeds of Devi Kali: (Deeds)

Devi KaliDeeds of Devi Kali


Scriptures of Devi Kali: (Scriptures)

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



Pilgrimages of Devi Kali: (Pilgrimages)

Shakti Peethas:

Devi KaliNepal - Devi Guhyeshwari (Kathmandu district, Nepal): A Shakti Peetha [Nepala Shakti Peetha] (Devi Mahamaya) (SP-8).
- Where the Janu (Knee) of Devi had fallen.
Kurukshetra - Devi Bhadrakali (Kurukshetra district, Haryana): A Shakti Peetha [Kurukshetra Shakti Peetha] (Devi Savitri) (SP-25).
- Where the Gulpha (Ankle) of Devi had fallen.
Kamrup - Devi Kali (Kamrup district, Assam): Part of Dasha Mahavidya Temples of Kamrup Kamakhya Shakti Peetha.
- Kali Mahavidya.
Nalhati - Devi Nalateshwari (Birbhum district, West Bengal): A Shakti Peetha [Nalahati Shakti Peetha] (Devi Kalika) (SP-44).
- Where the Nalaa (Tubular Bone) of Devi had fallen.
Juranpur - Devi Jaya Durga (Nadia district, West Bengal): A Shakti Peetha [Kalighata Shakti Peetha] (Devi Jaya Durga) (SP-45).
- Where the Munda (Head) of Devi had fallen.
Tamluk - Devi Bargabhima Kali (Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal): A Shakti Peetha [Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha] (Devi Kapalini) (SP-37)
- Where the Vama Gulpha (Left Ankle) of Devi had fallen.
Kalighat - Devi Kali (Kolkata district, West Bengal): A Shakti Peetha [Kalipitha Shakti Peetha] (Devi Kalika) (SP-19).
- Where the Daksha Pada Anguli (Fingers of Right Foot) of Devi had fallen. Associated with Sri Brahmananda Giri and Sri Aatmaram Brahmachari.

Other famous Kali temples:

• Pavagadh - Devi Mahakali (Panchmahal district, Gujarat)
• Dakshineswar - Devi 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.



Trees associated with Devi Kali: (Trees)

Devi KaliJapa (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hibiscus, China Rose)



Festivals of Devi Kali: (Festivals)

Devi Kali 1. Shishira Ritu: Pausha Masa (Dec - Jan)
2. Shishira Ritu: Magha Masa (Jan - Feb)
3. Vasanta Ritu: Phalguna Masa (Feb - Mar)
4. Vasanta Ritu: Chaitra Masa (Mar - Apr)
5. Grishma Ritu: Vaishakha Masa (Apr - May)
6. Grishma Ritu: Jyaishtha Masa (May - Jun)
7. Varsha Ritu: Ashadha Masa (Jun - Jul)
8. Varsha Ritu: Shravana Masa (Jul - Aug)
9. Sharad Ritu: Bhadrapada Masa (Aug-Sep)
10. Sharad Ritu: Ashwina Masa (Sep - Oct)
11. Hemanta Ritu: Karthika Masa (Oct - Nov) → Amavasya: Kali Puja
12. Hemanta Ritu: Agrahayana Masa (Nov - Dec)



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)

Sri Ramprasad and Devi Kali Sri Ramakrishna and Devi Kali • 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.





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