Kali Altar at Spiral Dance - San Francisco

Our Kali Puja

What’s it like to experience (R)evolutionary Shakta Tantra up close and personal; to worship Kali Maa in Sanskrit and bring your heart to a Goddess with roots in India but who is felt worldwide? Perhaps you’ve never been to a puja, or to a worship service that is fully participatory. Perhaps the notion of coming…

Shyama Kali (Black Kali) for Puja

The Color Black at Puja

One of the questions people often ask when they are exploring or encountering SHARANYA for the first time is, “Why can’t I wear black to puja?”. For some it can seem almost counterintuitive, as Kali is black Herself. Others may assume that it’s because we are buying into overplayed stereotypes about the color. In our…

Kali Puja for Home Use

Devi, as She is called in Sanskrit, is the supreme Goddess of Indian Hindu tradition. She is multifaceted and universal in appeal; however, understanding Devi, particularly from a western perspective, is frighteningly difficult. This is at least in part because we in the West have traditionally little upon which to base a conception of Goddess,…

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