It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other WOMEN bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank my friend and co-blogger Preetjyot Kaur Mehra for introducing me. I am a huge fan of her blog My Little Muffin where she talks about breaking stereotypes and raising her girls with power and strength!
The Prompt for today is “Which Goddess do you Identify With/ or Consider yourself as an Avatar”.
Ever since I was a kid, I loved the idea of the Goddess Kaali. I call it an ‘idea’ because I’m not sure if it’s folklore, a reality or a figment of someone’s imagination. But one look at Maa Kaali and I was swooning all over her. She looked and felt like the ultimate power, the one no one could take over, the prfect symbol of a powerful woman!It is for that reason that If I ever have to identify my self with a Goddess, it would be her.
Here is a general picture of What Maa Kaali Looks like.
My observations of her, and how I relate to them:
She is considered the Destroyer. When nothing else seemed to work, the Gods and Goddesses summoned her to eradicate evil. But she was so charged up that she didn’t stop there. She went on slaying and destroying everything in her way.
That does happen to me sometimes. When things are great, I’m just a calm, loving, dear wife and mother. But if something instigates me to this extent, I get onto my destructive mode and it gets difficult for me to stop my own self. Not that I slay people or objects, but my wrath is unfathomable.
2. To stop Kaali’s wrath, the God’s and Goddesses requested Lord Shiv to intervene and control the havoc she had wrecked.
For me, it is usually my husband, and often my father as well, who can stop me or put some sense into me while I’m into the wrath mode.
3. Maa Kaali is an ultimate epitome of a powerful woman
There’s nothing Kaali couldn’t do (well, except putting a stop to her wrath) She is the form of Parvati who is a doting mother and an ever-supportive wife. As Kaali, she was all set to manage any danger coming her way. She left her home to kill and killing, she did! With her hair let down and tongue sticking out, from the garland of heads to the skirt of arms – there’s just no messing with her.
I may not depict myself like her in any of her characteristic appearances (well, that won’t be quite an appropriate dressing in today’s times) but when I leave home, I’m all set to face whatever comes my way.
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This Image of Kaali is my favorite and I closely relate to it as a being 🙂
Maybe it’s a little too big a mouth to be comparing myself to the goddess but if there is an Idol I can relate to, or visualize myself in the form of one, it has to be none other than Maa Kaali!
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You may also like to read Are You Happy being a Woman in today’s times
I would like to introduce my readers to my friend & co-blogger Jasmeet Kaur. Her blog talks about interesting parenting mantras and simple DIY activities for toddlers, making parenting a breeze! You can read her blog on the prompt for today at Mommy Voyage.
This blog is a part of the #9daysofwomanhood blogathon where 25 bloggers have joined hands to celebrate the essence and strength of Being a Woman
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Hai na? I loved how powerful she was too, especially in comparison with more benevolent goddesses. More relatable for sure 🙂
This is a beautiful interpretation of maa maami… loved your post Prisha.
Maa Kaali – hate auto correct in such cases
I love how powerful goddess Kaali is! I love that picture as well!!
Such a powerful post, more power to you ⚡️⚡️
Interesting post, you are a really good writer
Such a power packed post, the way you described your characteristics like Ma Kaali, I was able to visualize each mention. Thanks for writing this lovely post.
I love the way you have related maa kaali to yourself. So beautifully articulated 😊 Much needed read about the mythology. To be honest I have no much knowledge about mythological stories. This kind of took me to the history
Oh wow!.. amazing to read this!.. wry well written up n I liked the time of your husband who can stop your wrath 😂😊
Interpreted to perfection, loved reading your powerful post!
As a lil babe I admired Goddess Kalli too 😍 and I still do!
Goddess Kali …I really loved your interpretation
Loved how I related… truly maa kali ur
This is awesome. I enjoyed reading this post and got to know more about you.
I too have always been in awe of her powerful personna.. An informative read
Kaali was the amongst the most feared of them all. Needs courage to compare yourself with her. 😉
Wow this 9days of womanhood concept is amazing!! Jai Maa Kali and i identity myself with her too !
Wow such a wonderful write up. Maa Kali avtat is quite fascinating to me as well.
Kaali is the epitome of Power and I find the same positivity. Love your interpretation with Maa Kaali. More power to you
Maa kaali is really most powerful goddess. Its picture is like an inspiration for all women. Very beautifully you explained about kaali maa.
Can i tell you something? I am an agnostic! But still i have always been attracted towards Maa kaali! When i look at her i feel the strength inside me.. i Definately am not courageous like her but if someone asks me who i want to take inspiration from.. it would be maa kaali.. the Ultimate power!
She is so powerful and courageous. Love the way you have correlated yourself with her. Very well written…
I love the way you created link between yourself and Maa kali. Awesome
Ans good luck for the train to chuk chuk..
I didn’t know about Her so much. All the facts are new to me. Thanks I have added a lot of info in my knowledge book.