“Durga becomes angry, her face becoming dark as ink. Suddenly the goddess Kali springs from her forehead.” Kali is Durga’s rage, fury, and bloodlust unleashed onto the battlefield. “She roars loudly and leaps into battle where she tears demons apart with her hands and crushes them in her jaws.”
Kali. She is sometimes shown with a dark complexion that symbolizes her all-embracing and transcendental nature. Says the Mahanirvana Tantra: “Just as all colors disappear in black, so all names and forms disappear in her”. Her nudity is primeval, fundamental, and transparent like Nature — the earth, sea, and sky. Kali is free from the illusory covering, for she is beyond the all maya or “false consciousness.”
Kali - the Hindu god of death and destruction, also renewal and motherhood. She is sometimes depicted with ten arms, holding a sword, and with clothes made of human hands. In one battle Kali went on a killing spree. To stop her the Lord Shiva (her husband) threw himself at her feet, she was so stunned that she stuck out her tongue. Many pictures of Kali depict her standing with one foot on Shiva's chest and her tongue sticking out. She is most often pictured as being blue or black in color.
Kali, Black Mother of Destroying Time by Thalia Took Kali represents all-devouring Time. In Hindu myth, the aeons of the Universe are divided into four yugas or ages, which descend from best to worst. The present Age is the worst of them, when virtue is all but forgotten, people have too many children, and mankind will be destroyed. But Her destruction also holds the seeds of renewal: the black subterranean waters of hell that hold the embryos of demons are understood to be a part of Kali.