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Kalika (English) [ IPA: kalika ASM: কালিকা]
Contributed by: Anjal Borah (অঞ্জল বৰা) on 2009-05-27
1. Religious-Mythological(Proper Noun-Feminine) Kali is a Hindu goddess associated with death and destruction. In Kali's most famous myth, Durga and her assistants, Matrikas, wound the demon Raktabija, in various ways and with a variety of weapons, in an attempt to destroy him. They soon find that they have worsened the situation, as for every drop of blood that is spilt from Raktabija the demon reproduces a clone of himself. The battlefield becomes increasingly filled with his duplicates.Durga, in dire need of help, summons Kali to combat the demons. It is also said that Goddess Durga takes the form of Goddess Kali at this time. Kali destroys Raktabija by sucking the blood from his body and putting the many Raktabija duplicates in her gaping mouth. Pleased with her victory, Kali then dances on the field of battle, stepping on the corpses of the slain. Her consort Shiva lies among the dead beneath her feet, a representation of Kali commonly seen in her iconography as Daksinakali' শিৱৰ ভাৰ্যা, দুৰ্গাৰ এক মূৰ্তি৷ এই মূৰ্তি ক’লা, চতুৰ্ভুজ উলংগ আৰু সদাশিৱৰ বুকুত থিয় হৈ থাকে৷ ৰক্তবীজ নামৰ অসুৰক বধ কৰিবৰ কাৰণে দুৰ্গাই সেই ৰূপ ধাৰণ কৰাত তেওঁৰ খোজত পৃথিৱী বহি যোৱা দেখি মহাদেৱে তেওঁক বুকু পাতি ধৰে৷