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Kali: Slayer of Illusion
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No personality in the world of Hindu Gods and Goddesses is so enigmatic and interesting as Kali. This book lets us enter her world through descriptive retellings and inspired art.
Kali is commonly known as a manifestation of the Goddess, as her shakti, or energy. She is the fierce expression of the Goddess, appearing in skeletal form with elongated limbs and an enormous tongue that conveys insatiable hunger. Brandishing weapons of destruction, she battles the demons that threaten the cosmos and even terrify the gods. In this generously illustrated mini book, we encounter the enigma of the Great Goddess in all her glory.
This pocket-sized guide to the Hindu Goddess Kali should make the perfect gift. The full-colour artwork highlights the informative text of India's best-loved deities.
This attractive addition to Mandala's bestselling mini book series explores Hinduism's most enigmatic figure in all of her glory. A wide range of vivid illustrations, both traditional and contemporary, showcases the paradoxical and often shocking imagery of Kali, whose outrageous appearance and behavior shatter all social conventions. These intense tales recount Kali's origins as the shadow self of Durga goddess who appears in the world in order to save the terrified gods from the demons Sumbha and Nisumbha. Brandishing weapons of destruction and cackling madly, she annihilates an ever-increasing number of miscreants who try her patience. She comes not only to restore balance within the universe, but also to help humanity cut through the bonds of illusion and attachment.
No personality in the world of Hindu gods and goddesses is so enigmatic and interesting as Kali. This book lets readers enter her world through descriptive retellings and inspired art.
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