Kali puja also known as Shyama Puja is very well known Hindu festival. This hindu festival is totally dedicated to goddess Kali. This pooja is performed in the bengali month of kartik on the new moon day. Goddess Kali is considered to be the incarnation of Goddess Durga. This puja is widely celebrated among the people of west bengal, orissa, assam and eastern india. Most of the rituals of this pooja starts in the midnight. The rituals are performed with full of dedication by all the devotees. Goddess Kali is considered to be the most powerful goddess which gives immediate results.Her name is derived from the sanskrit name Kala which means black or lord of death. Goddess Kali is known as the destroyer of evils. The very main reason for performing this pooja is to get the help of the Goddess in destroying the evil. It is very necessary to perform the Kali Puja with full devotion as Maa Kali is associated with dark rites. This puja is also considered as very auspicious as she protects the individual from the evil energy. Performing this puja also removes negative influence of the Saturn planet. Worshipping Devi Kali helps one get rid of negative energies like ego, anger and jealousy.
Who should perform Kali Puja?
- The person who is suffering from any family problems or financial issues should perform this puja in order to get rid of all the obstacles. This puja also helps to boost the confidence of the devotee and provides enormous positivity and stamina.
- Goddess Kali also protects the devotees from mental and physical issues. If the person is suffering from any disease or ailments then this puja can be performed.
- Devotees also perform this puja to get rid of all the negative people from the life. If one is suffering from any type of negativities and bad things 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.
Benefits of doing Kali Puja
- There are many benefits of performing the Kali Puja by following the exact vidhi. This puja removes all types of negative energies and waves from the home and workplace. It will also protect the devotees from any negative power and also lifts up their stamina.
- Goddess Kali is also considered as the powerful and strongest form of Goddess Durga. It also fills happiness in the house of devotees. It will also remove all kind of impurities and also removes darkness from the life of devotees.
- It will also help you to cure from the incurable diseases as well as prolonged illness.
- It will also protect a person from evil spirit and black magic. It will also remove all the obstacles while running a business. It will also bring success in education and career. It will also protect the person from bad influence of planet Saturn.
When should I perform Kali Puja?
- Kali Puja is performed at night on the Kartik Amavasya that falls in the month of October or November. Most of the time, Kali Puja and Diwali Puja falls on the same day. But in some time, Kali Puja might fall one day before Diwali Puja. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Amavasya Tithi during Diwali by most of the people. Folks in Orissa, Assam and West Bengal worship the Goddess on new moon day which is a very important day of Diwali.
- There are many devotees who also perform the Kali puja during Navratri that precede Diwali. People who are suffering from the bad effects of Shani should offer the prayers to Goddess Kali on Kali Chaudas which is Dhantrayodashi. Dus Maha Vidya MahaKali Puja is performed to get rid of clutches of negativity.
How to perform Kali Puja?
- The process of performing Kali Puja starts with placing the image or idol of Goddess in a sacred place. There is a believe that the image or idol of goddess is filled with great energy. Small bowls of uncooked rice, salt, rice, spring water and flowers are placed on a platter. Worshippers offer gifts and also write prayers to the goddess on colored paper.
- The puja begins with meditation on the Goddess to seek the her blessings. Worshippers also chant Om Maa and use salt water to purify the sacred space. Uncooked rice are used 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.
Materials required for Kali Puja
One can also consult an expert regarding the materials required to perform the Kali Puja. The materials for the puja includes Kumkum, Nariyal, Ashtagandha, Supari, Panch Dhatu, Sandalwood Powder or Tablets, Kapus (Cotton Balls), Agarbatti, Flowers, Wood Burning Lighter Fluid, Household Aluminum Foils, Black Urad Dal, Fire Burning Wood Sticks, Kali Bahuli, Betel leaves with stem, Red Yellow, Green, Rangoli Colors, Purnapatre, Akshata, Seven types of grains like White Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Green Peas, Chickpeas, Brown Lentil, Gram etc, Kali Murti/Photo, Hawan Samagri, Ghanta – Bell, Shankha, Haldi, Rice Grains, Kalash, Ganga Jal, Niranjan, Kapur, Pure Ghee, Gud, Dhoop etc.
Cost of performing Kali Puja
The price to perform this puja ranges from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 6500. The cost of this puja also includes the cost of the materials that is required to perform the puja. One can also consult the expert regarding the technique and procedure to perform the particular puja.