posted on May, 17 2020 @ 08:10 AM
a reply to: Oblique9043
Goddess of death whuh?
Lord Yama is God of death, not Kali. Kali is just the angry version of Durga...she takes on that form to defend her people from demons.
Durga/Kali is the divine mother. Birthing is kinda the opposite domain from death. Kali's form is representative of righteous wrath...I always compare
it to a mother bear protecting her cubs.
(As for the association with funeral grounds, that's because of her husband Shiva, who's sort of a stand-in for the seeker/Brahmin. Ascetics and
tantrists hang out at the funeral grounds to desensitize themselves to the sight of death and impermanence, to better accept their mortal
edit on 17-5-2020 by Bent8484 because: (no reason given)