The Kālī Pūjā Festival is a held every year on the new moon night in the month of Aśvin (October-November).
For this occasion, Shree Maa decorates the temple with paintings of red-colored feet, representing Divine Mother Kālī’s entering our temple to be worshiped, and many special offerings such as Kitchari, labra, and saak are prepared.
An incredible evening of Kālī Pūjā and the chanting of Mother Kālī Thousand Names with many songs ensue. Shree Maa and Swami Satyananda Saraswati lead the Pūjā, following the mantras of the Kālī Pūjā book and substituting squash for the animal sacrifice.
Similar celebrations are held on the new moon of the lunar months of Margashirsha (usually December) and Jyestha (usually June) for the Ratanti Kālī Puja and Phalaharini Kālī Pūjās, respectively.
Each of these holiest days is an occasion to call out to Divine Mother Kālī, asking Her to help us overcome the darkness of ignorance within our minds and illuminate our lives with Divine Light and true wisdom.
Kali is our Mother and the Mother of all the universes. With Her love we become unattached and free from action and reaction – we become a silent witness resting in universal delight.
Benefits of Worship
When one can reside within, without identification or attachment to the ever-changing external influences, then the Supreme Truth can be realized. This is the path that Mother Kali shows us.
By spreading Her darkness over worldly desire, Kali makes seekers totally oblivious to the transient external elements. They then become totally contained in the Self.
To worship Mother Kali, we perform Her puja, sing Her names, recite Her mantras, and remember Her in both times of ease and in times of difficulties.
Kali worship is performed daily at the Devi Mandir as part of the Cosmic Puja.
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