- the wife of Shiva and the malevolent form of the Mother Goddess.
Examples from the Web for kali
I spoke with Kali Silverman, the National Director of Habonim Dror North America.Habonim Dror Cultivates A Sophisticated Take on Jewish Identity
December 11, 2013
His wife, Kali Evans-Raoul, runs an image consulting firm in Chicago that coaches clients on how to put their best foot forward.Obama's Mini-Me
December 6, 2008
A glance at his chief had warned Kali that trouble was in the air.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy
Florence Partello Stuart
As we waited for the tram, someone said, "Would you like to see Kali?"
Actually, this hideous Kali stood to them for the Divine Mother.
An alkali procured by burning Salsola kali and other sea-shore plants.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
They're the web-weavers, the line-throwers, the connectors, Siva and Kali united in love.No Great Magic
Fritz Reuter Leiber
- another name for saltwort (def. 1)
- the Hindu goddess of destruction, consort of Siva. Her cult was characterized by savagery and cannibalism
Word Origin and History for kali
a name of Devi, the Hindu mother-goddess, in her death-goddess aspect, 1798, from Sanskrit kali, literally "the black one," fem. of kalah "blue-black, black," from a Dravidian language. Also taken as the fem. of kala "time" (as destroyer). She is portrayed as black-skinned, blood-smeared, and wearing a necklace of skulls and a girdle of snakes.