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n. Hinduism
One of the manifestations and cult titles of the wife of Shiva and mother goddess Devi, especially in her malevolent role as a goddess of death and destruction, depicted as black, red-eyed, blood-stained, and wearing a necklace of skulls.

[Sanskrit Kālī, from kālī, feminine of kāla-, dark, of Dravidian origin; akin to Kannada kāḍu, black, blackness.]


(ˈkælɪ; ˈkeɪ-)
(Plants) another name for saltwort1


(Hinduism) the Hindu goddess of destruction, consort of Siva. Her cult was characterized by savagery and cannibalism


(ˈkɑ li)

the wife of Shiva and a form of the Hindu mother goddess, Shakti, having destructive and creative powers.
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Noun1.Kali - bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaveskali - bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.Kali - wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi; "the black"
References in classic literature ?
The travellers crossed, beyond Milligaum, the fatal country so often stained with blood by the sectaries of the goddess Kali.
The deer's antlers clashed as he strode into the shrine, clashed against the grinning statue of Kali.
Saugus did a good job of doubling down on Kali, but they just didn't have the height to really affect her.
Kali Dass, left, and Sangeeta Ghosh perform a traditional Hindi dance
Kali died of an overdose of pain-killers on December 18, 2005.
The real life ceremony with the icon of Kali herself at the Temple of Kali gives gruesome insights into her mysteries, with her followers collecting the blood from the multiple sacrifice of goats.
Each essay raises the question of whether India has arrived in the age of Kali.
He has done more to introduce Kali to the West than any other Western scholar.
We attend the festival of Kali in Calcutta, again among frantic crowds, watch the sacrifice of a ritual goat, and touch the tongue and feet of the fierce dark goddess of the wild, the disorderly, and all that has been rejected.
Up near one of the bridges that span the valley is the Kampong Kali Cho-de which received an Aga Khan award three years ago.
For the San Antonio River Walk hotel, it was the above and beyond service provided by Property Sales and Event Manager Kali Measures that helped earn the nomination.