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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 70, Kali Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 70, Kali Summary and Analysis

Kali is another aspect of the Goddess Devi. Her name literally means time. The accounts of Kali come primarily from the Purana. The racism inherent in the Indian caste system can be detected in the descriptions of Kali. Because of her blackness she is said to be less spiritually developed.

Kali is the essence of Night, called Sleep and Dream. She is the dancer of the cremation grounds, always joyous. Her four arms are depicted holding a trident, a sword, a lotus and a pot of honey. She lives on the summit of Mount Vindhya, reborn to Yasoda for the wicked Kamsa had murdered her as an infant.

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