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 incarnated to annihilate Demon Rakhta Beeja and restore Dharma. In some regions, she is named as Goddess Chandika and Goddess Chamunda. 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 Bengal and Jharkhand. Fresh idols of Goddess Kali is installed in the Pandals and special pujas and rituals are performed at midnight. You may also like to readOrigin of Goddess KaliWhy is Goddess Kali shown drinking blood?