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The Divine Mother’s Wrath – Maha Kali and ‘Kala’

Goddess Ambika Projects The Terrible Maha Kali from Her Own Angry Countenance.

Maha Kali Devours the armies of demons, falling upon them impetuously and slaughtering the powerful demons. Devouring some, Crushing others, Chewing most frightfully with Her Teeth, She Pounds the entire army of the mighty and wicked asuras.

The image of Grinding Teeth that is invoked thrice (7.11, 7.13, 7.15) reminds us of the wheel of Time (Kalachakra) that grinds all things to dust.

Except for a change of gender, Maha Kali is none other than Kala, Who is described by Arjuna in the vision of the cosmic form in the Bhagavad Gita (11. 24-31). Lord Krishna has confirmed it by affirming that He Himself Is the world Destroying Kala Engaged in Destroying the world (Kālo’smi lokakayakrtpravrddho lokānsamāhartumiha pravrttal:11.32). Thus, Maha Kali is the same as “Kala”.