Kali

Hindu - A plague-goddess, goddess of death. An aspect of Devi as 'The Black One'. Consort of Shiva. She was said to have sprung from the forehead of Durga. Sent to earth, she fought the demon Raktavija and, when 1,000 giants grew from each drop of blood he spilled, she killed him, with the help of the seven copies she made of herself known as the Matrikas, and drank his blood. In her frenzy, she killed Shiva and danced on his body. She is depicted as a hideous, fiveheaded being standing on Shiva's body, holding a sword in one of her four (or ten) hands and a severed head in another or as standing in a boat which floats in a sea of blood, drinking blood from a skull. Her male aspect is known as Mahakala. Called Kali, Ambi, Ambi, Parvati, Uma, Ambika, Ambika, Ambi, Mahadevi, Sati, Ambu Dewi, Ambu Dewi, Ambika, Bairawi, Divine Mother, Lara Jonggrang, Sunan Ambu, Hindu Durga, Bhadrakali, Bhadrakali, Durga, Kali, Parvati, Durga, Bhimadevi, Bhimadevi, Bhima, Kali, Uma, Devi, Devi, Devi, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Aticanadika, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Durgha, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Rudra(carcika), Shas(h)t(h)i, Ugracangika, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhavani, Bhutamata, Kamakshi, Kumari, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Raudri, Tripura, Vijaya, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, Pinga or Pinga.
Hindu - A demon. In his fury at seeing Nala win the hand of Damayanti whom he had wanted for himself, he caused Nala to gamble away his kingdom. In some lore, occasionally known as Kali, Ambi, Ambi, Parvati, Uma, Ambika, Ambika, Ambi, Mahadevi, Sati, Ambu Dewi, Ambu Dewi, Ambika, Bairawi, Divine Mother, Lara Jonggrang, Sunan Ambu, Hindu Durga, Bhadrakali, Bhadrakali, Durga, Kali, Parvati, Durga, Bhimadevi, Bhimadevi, Bhima, Kali, Uma, Devi, Devi, Devi, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Aticanadika, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Durgha, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Rudra(carcika), Shas(h)t(h)i, Ugracangika, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhavani, Bhutamata, Kamakshi, Kumari, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Raudri, Tripura, Vijaya, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, Pinga or Pinga.
Jain - A goddess of wisdom. Also called Kali, Ambi, Ambi, Parvati, Uma, Ambika, Ambika, Ambi, Mahadevi, Sati, Ambu Dewi, Ambu Dewi, Ambika, Bairawi, Divine Mother, Lara Jonggrang, Sunan Ambu, Hindu Durga, Bhadrakali, Bhadrakali, Durga, Kali, Parvati, Durga, Bhimadevi, Bhimadevi, Bhima, Kali, Uma, Devi, Devi, Devi, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Aticanadika, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Durgha, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Rudra(carcika), Shas(h)t(h)i, Ugracangika, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhavani, Bhutamata, Kamakshi, Kumari, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Raudri, Tripura, Vijaya, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, Pinga or Pinga.

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