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Goddess Kamala

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Who is Kamala?

Kamala

Kamala can be termed as the most benign and benevolent form of the Goddess. She is none other than Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. As Kamala, she remains one of the manifestations of Kali, the fierce form of divine Shakti, who is also known in many other names such as Parvati, Durga and Bhagavathi.

Who is Kali and what is her importance?

Kali is the divine consort of Lord Shiva. She remains one of the highly aggressive manifestations of the feminine energy, and is regarded as a ruthless destroyer of evil and an unfailing upholder of virtue. The name Kali literally means ‘the dark one’ or ‘the black coloured’. Kala also stands for time and Kali, its feminine form. She is thus regarded as the dark coloured Goddess of death, and in other words, the annihilator of ego.

Kali is also known as Adi Parashakthi, the primordial, all-powerful feminine energy and is worshipped in ten forms that are known as Dus Mahavidyas, the ten Goddesses of great wisdom. Goddess Kamala is considered the last of these ten divine aspects.

What is the significance of Goddess Kamala?

Kamala is Goddess Lakshmi herself, in her Tantric form. Kamalam is lotus flower and Kamala is the ‘one, who resides in a Lotus’. She represents the three most important aspects of material existence, fertility, prosperity and fortune, and remains the provider of greatest of well beings. She is the Goddess of wealth, and can bless one with both, its physical and spiritual aspects. Legend says that she emerged out of the churning of the milky ocean and was chosen as consort by none other than the great Lord Vishnu, the God of protection and sustenance. Also called Kamalatmika, she is of golden complexion. She holds red lotuses in two of her four hands, while the other two are sporting the Abhaya, the protecting and assuring, and Varada, the boon giving mudras. Seated in Padmasana in a full blown lotus, she is bathed by four elephants who gently pour nectar over her through their trunks. The Goddess thus remains the personification of infinite beauty and grace.

What are the benefits of worshipping Kamala?

Worshipping Kamala will get for the devotees, her divine blessings. This will help to simply destroy poverty in every form. Her grace can also mitigate problems like sorrow, failure, childlessness, misfortune and the malefic effects of planet Venus. This will also help create prosperity and abundance, and bless one with physical and financial well being and spiritual advancement.