I call to you: Kali of the cremation grounds, auspicious Kali, she who bears the skull cup (remover of the ego), secret one and she who is above all else; Ultimate goddess, black night, eternal mother, she who is the one beyond the fear of time and who illuminates the entire clan wave of my ancestors; She who gives desire, is desire and desired, the one who is the nature of desire, whose thighs are anointed with the juice of musk and who moves softly like the elephants…
Listen to the mantra:
This mantra is used during our Kali Puja, particularly to honor Maa Kali as Maha Devi, the Great Goddess. It is a delving into Her mysteries through 51 appellations, going beyond the form and shape of the manifest realm, into the inexplicable where sound alone conveys meaning, not words.
We utilize this mantra to signal our devotion and connection to the magnificence of Goddess beyond our attachments to Her; we sing Her names to honor our connection to Her mysteries and Her manifest illumination here and now, howsoever that may appear to our minds, hearts and spirits.
Use this mantra in your daily practice to open your heart and honor your commitment to the Divine in all forms, with all names.