Diwali, also known as Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated by millions of devotees worldwide. It is the Hindu festival of lights that comes once a year and is eagerly awaited by everyone.
The festival of Diwali is celebrated as Kali pooja in the eastern states of West Bengal, Assam and Orissa. It is one of the greatest celebrations of the Hindu year and is celebrated by millions of devotees each year. On that note, let us have a look at some great facts about Kali Pooja.
Great Facts About Bengali Kali Pooja
1. Goddess Kali is a fearful form of Maa Durga, who is a form of Shakti; the Divine feminine energy of the Universe. This unique manifestation of the Goddess is as the consort of the Kaal form of Lord Shiva. Kaal or Kala is the lord of time, who controls the destiny of the Universe and decides when beings would meet their death.
2. Kali is the Goddess of time, destruction of evil and holds the Shakti of the Universe. She is revered by mortals, demons and Gods alike who are afraid of facing her wrath. She is an ancient deity, older than time itself and can bring an end to all evil in the Universe.
3. Kali pooja during Diwali is the most special occasion dedicated to Maa Kali in the Hindu year. Those who seek Kali Mata’s special blessings during this time can attain ultimate material and spiritual happiness.
4. Kali pooja is the day of ritualistic worship dedicated to the worship of the Kali form of Maa Shakti. It falls on 11th November in 2017 during the holy day of Karthik Krishna Paksha Amavasya.
5. This festival is of great significance to Hindus residing in Bengal, Assam, Orissa and Tripuram during the auspicious. However, Hindu devotees from all around the world recognize its importance.
6. The origin of Kali pooja taces back to the 17th century religious text Kalika mangalkavya and it was initiated by the then king of Navadwipa Krishnachandra. Since then Kali pooja has been observed by millions of Hindu devotees who eagerly await the special day to seek the special blessings of Maa Kali.
7. There are several elaborate rituals involved in the worship of Maa Kali. Several Tantric rituals are followed in order to appease this fearsome form of Maa Shakti. Although Maa Kali’s appearance is frightening to some, she is considered to be one of the most kindest and caring among the Goddesses.
8. Therefore the worship of Maa Kali is the ultimate ceremony for gaining contentment in all aspects of one’s material or physical life. Kali pooja is held mainly at night as she has the power to control and nullify negative spiritual energies that exist around us.
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