Kali puja or Shyama Puja, popular in west bengal, orissa, assam and eastern India, is dedicated to goddess Kali. It takes place in the bengali month of kartik on the new moon day. Performing this puja removes negative influence of the Saturn planet negative energies like ego, anger and jealousy.
Her name comes from the sanskrit name ‘Kala’ which means black or lord of death. Goddess Kali is also the destroyer of evils.
Who should perform Kali Puja?
The person who is suffering from any family problems or financial issues should perform this puja. It also boosts the confidence of the devotee and provides positivity and stamina to him/her. If a person is suffering from any disease or illness then he/she should perform this puja.
Devotees also perform this puja to get rid of all the negative people from the life. Goddess Kali also protects the devotees from mental and physical issues. If one is suffering from any type of negativities or painful events in life, then worshipping Goddess Kali will solve all the problems.
If there are in obstacles in married life then performing Kali puja will help in building a happy married life. Performing this puja will also protect her devotee from all the forms of black magic.
What are the benefits of performing Kali Puja?
The benefits of performing Kali puja are:
- This puja removes all types of negative energies and waves from the home and workplace.
- It will also protect the devotees and lifts up their stamina.
- Goddess Kali is also the most powerful and strongest form of Goddess Durga. She also fills happiness in the house of devotees.
- The puja will remove all kind of impurities. Also, it will remove darkness from the life of devotees.
- It will help you to recover from prolonged illness and also from many incurable ilnesses.
- The puja will protect a person from evil spirit and black magic. It will also remove all the obstacles while running a business and bring success in education and career.
- Additionally, it will protect the person from bad influence of planet Saturn.
When should I perform Kali Puja?
One should perform Kali Puja on Kartik Amavasya in the month of October or November. Most of the time, Kali Puja and Diwali Puja fall on the same day. But sometimes, it may fall one day before the Diwali Puja. Most people worship Goddess Lakshmi on Amavasya during Diwali.
There are many devotees who also perform the Kali puja during Navratri that precede Diwali. People suffering from bad effects of Shani should offer prayers to Goddess Kali on Kali Chaudas which is Dhantrayodashi. Perform Dus Maha Vidya MahaKali Puja to get rid of negativity.
How to perform Kali Puja?
Here is how to perform Kali puja:
- The Kali Puja starts with placing the image or idol of Goddess in a sacred place. Devotees believe that the image or idol of goddess contains great energy.
- Place small bowls of uncooked rice, salt, rice, spring water and flowers on a platter. Worshippers offer gifts and also write prayers to the goddess on colored paper.
- One should begin with meditation to seek blessings of the goddess. Worshipers also chant ‘Om Maa’. Then, use salt water to purify the sacred space. Use uncooked rice to draw a triangle with a point facing Kali’s image.
- The devotees get red flower after naming manifestations of Kali, going in a clockwise direction.
- Devotees also perform breathing exercises and chant the mantras to seek the blessings of Kali. All the devotees who attend the puja receive a piece of paper and a pen or pencil and a flower.
What are the materials required for Kali Puja?
The materials for the puja are Kumkum, Coconut, Ashtagandha, Supari, Panch Dhatu, Sandalwood, Kapus (Cotton Balls), Agarbatti, Flowers, Wood Burning Lighter Fluid, Urad Dal, Kali Bahuli, Betel leaves with stem, Colors, Purnapatre, Akshata, seven types of grains like White Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Green Peas, Chickpeas, Brown Lentil, Gram etc.
Apart from that, Hawan Samagri, Shankha, Haldi, Rice Grains, Kalash, Ganga Jal, Niranjan, Kapur, Pure Ghee, Gud, Dhoop are also important etc.
What is the cost of performing Kali Puja?
The price to perform this puja ranges from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 6500. It also includes the cost of the materials required to perform the puja. One can also consult an expert regarding the technique and procedure to perform the puja.