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    Maa kaali and shiva

    hi guys,how are you? Yesterday i m just going through images of goddess kaali and found one image in which she is standing on shiva body,do u know wat that means and wat is the story behind this?
    Sambasadashivaya Namah

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    Re: Maa kaali and shiva

    Namaste

    When asking for meaning, know that there can be many, many levels of meaning.

    The basic idea though is that jiva is decapitated by Kali until the true face of Shiva is revealed. The Jiva gives its head, willingly or unwillingly, to Kali in every life. The point of this visualization is to give one's head, one's ego, willingly.

    This is expressed allegorically; Kali is drunk with blood and slaughter on the battlefield, and to pacify her, Shiva appears among the corpses. The slaughter ends when she recognizes her husband.

    It is the dynamic dancing atop the static, emanated from his Heart.

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    Then also the another explanation that the fruit of devotion to Kali is liberation, beyond Three world.

    The basic is, never forget that Shiva and Kali is one

    OM. VAJRA. VISHNUYA. SVAHA
    OM. VAJRA. GARUDA. CALE CALE. HUM PHAT


    OM. AMOGHA VAIROCANA. MAHA-MUDRA. MANI PADMA JVALA PRAVARTTAYA. HUM

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    Re: Maa kaali and shiva

    Quote Originally Posted by kundanghanekar View Post
    Yesterday i m just going through images of goddess kaali and found one image in which she is standing on shiva body
    Ideally she would be in copulation with shiva, but on top position [viparita ratatura], where shiva is shown as corpse like. Standing on shiva is a toned down public version ascribed to krishnananda agamavagisha of 16th century nawadwip in bengal. Death-sex / destruction-creation and Iccha shakti are the overwhelming theme in kali.
    Last edited by Twilightdance; 02 August 2012 at 12:09 PM.

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    namaste singhi,


    Quote Originally Posted by Twilightdance View Post
    Death-sex .
    Looks like you have been watching too many Indiana Jones movies.
    satay

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    Re: Maa kaali and shiva

    Quote Originally Posted by satay View Post
    namaste singhi,




    Looks like you have been watching too many Indiana Jones movies.
    James Bond, far more of those two. No?

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    Re: Maa kaali and shiva

    Quote Originally Posted by satay View Post
    namaste singhi,




    Looks like you have been watching too many Indiana Jones movies.

    Namaste

    He has a good point, although I think he is referring to a separate dhyan entirely and liberties are being taken with 'viparita ratatura.' In the Kali tantras, the sexual nature of Kali, and Her enaction of samhara - withdrawal, provisionally represented in death metaphors, is very much emphasized and conjoint. We can usually contrast in shakta tradition between the Goddess' generative function and forms, and Her destructive function and forms, but in all cases, one is contained within the other.

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    thanks guys for your efforts but still didn't get it.
    Sambasadashivaya Namah

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    Re: Maa kaali and shiva

    Vannakkam

    Quote Originally Posted by kundanghanekar View Post
    thanks guys for your efforts but still didn't get it.
    Suddhasattva explained this well I feel. I must add that when she realised she was stepping on her husband, she put her tongue out in shame. You can read all about it in Wikipedia's Kali article, under the subtitle "Shiva In Kali Iconography".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali


    Aum Namah Shivaya

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