Who Is the Kali of the Yuga?


(Art by Android Jones)

Right at the time of his birth Kali carried an Upaasthi (a small bone) and his entire body complexion was sooty and dark. This huge-being, with a terrible tongue and an obnoxious smell about his entire physique, chose gambling, liquor, woman (prostitutes) and gold as his permanent abodes. ~ The Kalki Purana

Often it is presumed that Kali, the fierce aspect of the Vedic Goddess, is the divinity ruling over the Age of Iron.

Kali Goddess of Time – Abhishek Singh Art

(Art by Abhishek Singh)

Not so. Our ferocious and merciful Mother has been much maligned. Her role, far from demonic, is in fact that of demon-slayer.


The Kali Yuga is instead the age of Kali, a demon born in different eras as Ravana ( the bad guy of the Ramayana tales) and Duryodhana.


Kali, the Goddess, is spelled and pronounced Kālī, with long vowel sounds. It is the feminine form of Kāla…

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