Kaali Mantra Dus Mahavidya Maa Kaali Not only the primary but Maa Kaali is the most important of the Mahavidyas. Maa Kaali is the epitome of all the Mahavidyas. All the nine Mahavidyas emanate from Kaali and share her virtues and powers in varying shades. Maa Kali is the symbol of dissolution and destruction. She destroys ignorance, maintains the world order, and blesses and frees those who strive for the knowledge of God. Following are the two popular mantras one chant to please Maa Kaali: Appearance & Attire In the Vedas Maa Kaali is associated with Agni, the god of fire. Goddess with seven flickering tongues of flame, out of those seven Kali was the black, horrible tongue; the dark assort of Shiva. Her appearance is frightening: forbidding eyes, red bulging out tongue, and four arms with bloody sword and the severed head of a demon in two. Other two are in mudras (postures) of fearlessness and conferring benefits. Draped around her neck is a chain of human skulls and around her waist is a belt made numerous severe arms.
Significance of Maa Kaali Mantra
Chanting Maa Kaali Mantra is mostly misunderstood. Kali is the full picture of the Universal Power. She is Mother, the Benign, and Mother, the Terrible. Chanting Maa Kaali Mantra awakens us with the reality of truth that God is neither good nor bad, nor both. God is beyond the pair of opposites which constitute this relative existence. She creates and nourishes and she kills and destroys. By Her magic we see good and bad, but in reality there is neither. The whole world and all we see is the play of Maya, the veiling power of the Divine Mother. When one regularly recitates Maa Kaali Mantra he lets his identities dissolve in the submission to her out of absolute faith and love, for them she appears as the very fountain of joy.