Worship Of MAA MAHA KAALI – At the ancient ground of kalighat

Regarded as a Shakti Peetha, The Kalighat Temple at kolkata, india, was built in Dedication To Maa Maha Kaali. Although the present structure is 200 years old, The Kalighat Temple’s reference has been found in the 15th century composition of mansar bhasan.
According to popular legend, a brahmin named atma ram found a human toe shaped stone structure in the bhagirathi river and later in a dream he was Told that the stone he found Was Maa Sati’s Fallen Right Toe. He was Instructed in his dreams to set up a temple and begin worship.
The Idol Of Maa Maha Kaali In The Kalighat Temple Is Depicted With Three Eyes, Four Hands And A Long Protruding Golden Tongue. The Idol Of Maa Maha Kaali Does Not Resemble The Usual Idols Of The Divine Mother At other places of worship. In The Kalighat Temple, The Hands Of Maa Maha Kaali Hold A Scimitar, Symbolizing Divine Knowledge And a severed head of the demon king shumbha, which symbolizes the human ego Slayed By The Scimitar Of Divine Knowledge. This Depiction Of Maa Maha Kaali Imparts The Wisdom That deeply sincere worship Of Maa Maha Kaali Can Destroy ego With Divine Knowledge And Lead To spiritual awakening.



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