Kali Puja is observed on the Amavasi day in the month of Aashin as per traditional Bengali calendar. Kali Puja 2013 date is November 3. The puja and ritual is dedicated to Goddess Kali. There is Total Solar Eclipse or Purna Surya Grahan on the day in Australia and New Zealand but it is not visible in India. The pujas and rituals coincide with the Diwali festival. Most rituals associated with the Kali Pooja begin at midnight.
In many areas in eastern
, Kali puja is a community festival and huge idols of Goddess Kali is worshipped on the day. Hundreds of pandals dedicated to Goddess Kali are prepared on the day for public puja. New black idols of Goddess Kali are installed for the puja. India
Goddess Kali is believed to be the human form of the anger of Goddess Durga and she appears to annihilate the most terrible evil.
She incarnated to destroy Demon Rakhta Beeja. In some regions, she is equated with Goddess Chandika and Goddess Chamunda.
Kali symbolically destroys ignorance and ego and clears the path to realizing ‘Brahman.’ She is also the human representation of the fury that Mother Nature can unleash.
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