Published By: Nibandh Vinod
Last Updated: November 11, 2023, 00:50 IST
Kali Puja or Shyama Puja is an auspicious Hindu pageant devoted to Goddess Kali. On the day, when most individuals worship Goddess Lakshmi, folks in West Bengal, Odisha, and Assam worship Goddess Kali on the brand new moon night time of Ashwin month. Goddess Kali symbolises divine power, or shakti, or feminine energy, and is recognized for destroying evil. This pageant is also referred to as Kojagar Puja or Bengali Lakshmi Puja.
Goddess Kali is thought of the mom of common power and her type represents transformative energy. Devotees worship her to hunt her blessings in destroying evil and for happiness, well being, wealth, and peace.
Kali Puja 2023: Date And Shubh Muhurat
According to Drik Panchang, Kali Puja might be celebrated on November 12, this 12 months. The Amavasya Tithi will start at 02:44 p.m. on November 12 and finish at 02:56 p.m. on November 13. Kali Puja Nishita Time is from 11:39 p.m. on November 12 to 12:29 a.m. on November 13.
Kali Puja 2023: Significance
As per mythology, two asuras — Nishambhu and Shambu — created rumpus and destruction in heaven. The Gods and the demons acquired concerned in a battle, by which the Gods had been badly defeated and the demons grew to become highly effective. This led the gods to hunt the assistance of Goddess Durga, and infuriated by this destruction, Kali was born out of Durga’s brow to revive steadiness on the earth.
To save the earth, Goddess Kali supposed to annihilate anybody and everybody who stood in her path, and her energy and rage led her on a slaughtering rampage, killing, slashing, and burning all of the demons. The goddess made a garland out of their decapitated heads to put on round her neck.
Seeing Goddess Kali’s wrath, different deities requested Lord Shiva to cease her. And all it took for Lord Shiva to cease her was to lie down within the path of the goddess. As quickly as Goddess Kali stepped on him, she was mortified by the act, and that’s when her tongue protruded out of her mouth, signifying her realisation that she had stepped on Lord Shiva unknowingly, vanishing all her anger.
Since then, Goddess Kali has been worshipped with a tongue out. A necklace of skulls and 4 arms — one hand yields a sword, whereas the opposite has the top of an asura.
Kali Puja 2023: Puja Vidhi
Maa Kali is worshipped in two completely different varieties – the livid type of Kali is black in color (Shamshan Kali), and the gentle type of Kali is blue in color (Shyama Kali).
Kali Puja rituals often happen at night time. Devotees mild a ghee lamp and supply purple hibiscus flowers that are thought of to be Goddess’s favorite. Sweets, fruits, dry fruits, flowers and jaggery are provided to Maa Kali to hunt her blessings and for the happiness, well being and peace of the household.