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Symbolism in the Black Color of Goddess Kali



Goddess Kali is the terrifying and angry form of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is pitch black in color and there is a symbolism attached to the color. She destroys and devours all that is associated with Adharma (inauspicious or evil).


As Kali, she is also the personification of the all-devouring time.

Her dark color and form is symbolic of future – future which is beyond the knowledge of ordinary living beings.

The color also symbolizes her power to suck in all forms of ignorance. Something like a black hole.

After sucking in all ignorance, she liberates her children from the cycle of reincarnation.

Mother Goddess Kali is black, girdled with severed arms, with a garland of severed heads, having a lolling tongue and eyes rolling with intoxication.

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