What is Kali Puja?
Kali Puja is the festival of Bengal which is celebrated for Maa Durga who is
usually seen with her feet on the chest of Lord Shiva. Maa Durga symbolizes the
dark side of life and also used to signify Shakti who is also known as strength.
Kali puja is conducted in the night of Amavasya in the month of October and
November. This day is also celebrated as the day of shyama kali which is known
as the first avatar of Devi durga. Kali puja is conducted in order to destroy
all evils which lie outside the world.
History and Celebration of Kali Puja
History of Kali Puja
Kali Puja is held in the month of Kartik on the night of new moon in Bengali.
The order to worship kali is given by the Maharaja Krishnan Chandara who was
only in image itself. This kali is used in the form of Shakti, in black magic
also used by the person. The legend is related to that this Maa kali was known
as the goddess for dacoits but in the same platform middle class people also
worship goddess kali.
The next legend related to this kali pujan is that the demon named Shambu and
Nishambu posed challenge against Lord Indra. He wants some protection from
goddess Durga, at this moment goddess kali was born from Durga forehead to save
the heaven and earth.
Celebration of Kali Puja
Kali puja is the festival of Bengal which is celebrated by the most of the
Bengalis. As in Diwali people use to worship Goddess laxmi, then in Diwali
people of Bengal use to worship Goddess kali. Kali puja is conducted on the
nights of Amayasya and it always coincides the date with Diwali. The well known
picture of this Maa kali was always seen with her tongue out, in such case when
he step on to Lord Shiva chest.
This festival is usually celebrated like Diwali in Bengal by lighting of lamps
along with decoration part in their homes by putting Rangoli in front of their
courtyard and houses.