Kali Puja is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is observed on the no moon day, or Amavasya, in the month of Aashin as per traditional Bengali calendar. In 2010, the date of Kali Puja is November 5. The pujas and rituals associated with Mahakali puja coincide with the Diwali festival (Diwali 2010 is also on November 5). Most rituals associated with the Kali Pooja begin at midnight.
Goddess Kali symbolically destroys ignorance and ego and clears the path to self realization. She is also the human representation of the fury that Mother Nature can unleash.
Kali Puja is performed in Pandals or temporary temples in
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