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[Solved] Canto 1 - Kali's appearance


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1. People worship Kali as the Divine Feminine that destroy's the ego, a form of Durga (Parvati), Lord Shiva's wife; including Ramakrishananda.
2. I understand it was Krishna's plan for Kali to appear, and she was banished to places where ignorance appears eg/ places of intoxication.
I'm finding it difficult to join the two aspects listed above together...if you can shed some light please. thank you.

@nuala Hare Krishna Mataji. Sorry my mistake. Part one of your question is referring to the Goddess Kali. And part two of your question is referring to Kali who resides in the places where animal killing, gambling, intoxication and prostitution are performed. Srimad Bhagavatam 1.17.38 Translation: Sūta Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Parīkṣit, thus being petitioned by the personality of Kali, gave him permission to reside in places where gambling, drinking, prostitution and animal slaughter were performed.  

As you mentioned Goddess Kali is a form of durga, whereas the second part of you question refers to a diiferent Kali. And he is the one who resides where these irreligious activities are performed. Haribol.

Thank you. So am I correct then that there are TWO Kali's? I've not encountered that before. Can you shed some light on this, as it is confusing, same name but different.

Hare Krishna. Goddess Kali is a form of Mother Parvati in an angry mood. The a in Kali has a dash over it to indicate a long a. (unfortunately i am unable to replicate that with this keyboard.) While there is Kali with no dash over the a to indicate a short a. This Kali is the personification of this current dark age of Kali Yuga. He plays the part of a demon. And it was he who incarnated as Duryodhana of the Kuru dynasty and who was the envious cousin of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata. I hope this helped to clarify this for you. Haribol. 

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Hare Krishna Nuala. Goddess Kali is an exalted devotee of the Lord. And she plays the role of spreading the dark influence of this age as a service to Lord Krishna. People may worship Goddess Kali to fulfill material desires. However as devotee's of Lord Krishna we can pray to Goddess Kali to give us blessings in our devotional life. Kali can still be worshipped on the path of Bhakti to aid us in our devotional service. I hope this helps. Thanks for your question. Haribol.


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