I did locate a blog ( ) which lists the names of. Bengal Kali Puja Kali Mantras. Like. Kali Yantra. Kali Names. Share. 3. Share. Ashtottara Shatanamavali of Goddess Kali. Useful Tips. Kali is the first of the Das Mahavidya and the fiercest aspect of Goddess Durga. Kali is considered Kali Ashtottara Shatanamavali – Names of Goddess Kali .

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In one of the lower hands she holds a bowel in which she collects blood which drips from demon’s severed head in upper hand.

In one of the upper hands she holds bloody Kripana and in the other upper hand she holds severed head of a demon. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Shstanamavali you’re just a medieval peasant reciting along words you don’t know. In some representations, one of the upper hands of Kali is shown in Varada Mudra and one of the lower hands holds a Trishul. Kali Iconography – Kali is represented as standing in the battleground with one of her feet on the chest of supine Lord Shiva.

Not an answer to your question, it might be simpler to start with a short song like this compositionyou can hear it on youtube. Here one is dedicating to the Guru tattwa which leads people out of their traps. There are several temples in and around Philly.


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A book list for all levels-introductory to advanced,for knowing more about Hindu philosophy. Kali Sadhana – Kali Sadhana is done to conquer over enemies. Her abode is cremation grounds and her weapons are Shatanamafali Scimitar and Trishul Trident. Kali is not a large part of my current sadhana, but it is always good to be reminded of Her.

108 Names of Goddess Kali | Ashtottara Shatanamavali of Goddess Kali

Want to add to the discussion? Also, I’m in the United States and the majority of Hindu temples exist for the immigrant community. Ashtottara Shatanamavali of Goddess Kali drikpanchang.

Here are some basic texts to help you get started. Copy and paste each of the Sanskrit names into the website, and you can work your way through the translations. Important dates this Month. Basic intro to Hinduism: I agree it would help to know basic Sanskrit. I like that term.

A guide for seekers and born Hindus. She is depicted nude and wears a garland which is made of human skulls or severed heads. Welcome to the Hinduism subreddit. Thanks to everyone for the help. But one point to note ashtottwra that the document is mainly written for people pursuing inner change or practicing out of a sense of love.

But thank you for the link. An archive of useful threads. I am not a native Sanskrit speaker either, but I grew up with some Bengali spoken in my household, and as such, most of the names in the list are ones that I know or can puzzle out.


Kali Sadhana is also performed to destroy diseases, to get rid of wicked spirits, wicked planets, fear of sudden death and to gain poetic skills. I’ve visited the Kali temple near Washington DC, but I was the only non-Indian there and didn’t have a clue as to what was going on. Kali Sadhana helps to defeat and make enemies powerless. A bit like the hardcore protestant Christians who translated the name of John the Baptist to “John the Immerser” because they wanted to make sure their concept was orthodox.

You could try going there and asking a priest to help you translate the list.

Hinduism has an enormous body of texts. Some tantric rites appear to be so complicated that you wonder how anyone has the time to do them. Also, for fierce ugra devatas like Kali or Narasimha, if you are doing any serious practice, it is good to have guidance. Her complexion is dark and her facial expressions are ferocious. I want to keep with the original Sanskrit as much as possible, but what’s the point if you don’t know what it means?