Kali Meaning and Origin

The name Kali is a girl’s name meaning “the black one” and is of Sanskrit origin. The name Kali has its roots in Sanskrit and can be translated in several ways. Some interpretations include “black,” “time,” “darkness,” “death,” or “the feminine energy of the divine.”  In Hinduism, Kali (also spelled as Kālī) is a prominent goddess and a form of the divine feminine. She is often depicted as a powerful and fierce deity associated with destruction, time, and transformation. Kali is commonly worshiped as the consort of Lord Shiva, representing both the destructive and nurturing aspects of the divine.

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