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Kali mata by eniqma2000 Kali mata by eniqma2000
Maha Kali : Kali is the goddess of dissolution and destruction. She is known for destroying ignorance, and she helps those who strive for knowledge of God. Her name means "The Black One" and the city of Calcutta is named in her honor"Kolkotta". She is fearsome in appearance. She has wild eyes, a protruding tongue, and she wields a bloody sword. She also holds the severed head of a demon, and she wears a belt of severed heads.
In Hindu mythology, the gods could not kill the demon Raktabija. Every drop of his blood that touched the ground transformed itself into another demon. Within a few minutes of attacking this asura with their weapons, the gods would find the entire battlefield covered with millions of demon clones.
In despair, the gods turned to Shiva. But Shiva was lost in meditation, so they turned to his consort Parvati. The goddess immediately set out to do battle with this dreaded demon in the form of Kali.
She rode into the battleground on her lion, and Raktabija experienced fear for the first time in his demonic heart. Kali ordered the gods to attack Raktabija. Kali then spread her tongue to cover the battlefield preventing even a single drop of Raktabija's blood from falling on the group. Thus preventing Raktabija from reproducing himself.
Drunk on Raktabija's blood, Kali ran across the cosmos killing anyone who dared cross her path. She adorned herself with the heads, limbs and entrails of her victims. To pacify her, Shiva threw himself under her feet. This stopped the goddess. She calmed down, embraced her husband, and shed her ferocious form. Pritvi was free from the evils.
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Jayadevi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
Jai Maa!
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adamsteele9 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
This is fantastic work and a lucid explanation.
Thank you :-)
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RWBY1313 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
most amazing thing I've ever seen
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Musclasura Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
One of the best of Kali!!!!!     Her beauty, strength, abandon and sheer superiority - everything is evident in this rendering. I really hope you do a Durga as she tramples Mahisasura!
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SateeshKeyQuest Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Love this depiction. 
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool  background
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Geek385 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
One of the most epic drawings I`ve seen of Kali Ma so far! :O kudos! :woohoo:
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D-Oily Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
This is simply fantastic..love the effects <3
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pleasekillme2011 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Damn! She can chop my head off anytime! Great work! We need more Kali love in this world.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Interesting illustration, well done :thumbsup: And finally I know why does Shiva lay under her feet in renderings of this scene.
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JohnnyNumina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Awesome!
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EntEmbassy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
hi there, your work is fantastic. been trying to get in contact with you to do some custom work. can you please email me? I sent an email to nhum5@hotmail.com.
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kumar560 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
apt description
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rohanrpednekar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist
fabulous piece of work
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sanjay14 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
beautiful
i am devotee of kali maa(mother).
thanks
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sanjay14 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
jai kali maa
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Beautiful!
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csumityadav Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice Artwork !!
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Igor-Son-Of-Gondor Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
she is tha boss :D
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thever Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
nice....revolution.....modern kali.....like it.....
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Ermac65 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
When I saw this, the first thing I imagined was this depiction of Kali fighting to the death with Kratos.
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Angel-of-Isis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Red-Szajn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student General Artist
very good colours and details!
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Ergo-Macabre Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student Artist
nice i like it :)
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agnijith Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Okay, I've seen a lot of Kali drawings, and I must say that this is super-awesome.
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Hyperiondia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this image. Your colors and shading is fantastic as well!
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zepion Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Photographer
i have a website www.blackpheonix.com can i use this picture
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Astral-Nihang Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Amazing.
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rahullovesart Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Damn.. This is
amazing and beautiful..... This signifies the Height of love where one is ready to give life for the beloved whereas other can self-control and let go of anything out of love. Fabulous... :love:
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theCrisis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
great stuff here
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spicemaster Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Wow, epic!
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thandav Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! jai
matha
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thandav Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Happy new year. nice
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Merytsetesh Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
A fabulous representation of Kali. This is exactly as I imagine her: terrible, but beautiful, and very powerful.

Also, bonus points for making her skin that blackish-grey tone, which is more authentic than the blue everyone always seems to color her.
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seirimgoat Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Hi Enigma2000,

I have an old school death metal band called Orator, and now signed with "Legion of Death Records, France". Our lyrical theme is left handed tantrism and vedantic phylosophies. The art is fabulously matching what we preach and would LOVE to put the art on our next Vinyl 7'EP. Is it somehow possible to use your artwork? I would be very grateful if you allow us to use this great artwork. Your name will certainley be mentioned upon the cover and we can send you free copy of the vinyl. Please, let me know.

Jai Pralayankari Kali!
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eniqma2000 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
HI
you can use my art . go ahead .you can contact me by email nhum5@hotmail.com
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seirimgoat Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Thanks!! Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!Thanks!!

phuuu I cant thank you enough!!!! :headbang:

surely I will contact you!!! Thanks again! Let me know if you are available on MSN messenger in this address. I will add you rightway.

Awesome artworks! Please and please keep it up. And, we will continue using your pictures in the future tooo!!!

Can you kindly give me your proper name and address so that I can put them on the cover when it is released? And, how many copies do you want? Please, let me know. Btw, do you also design logos?

Excellent artworks! I cant praise you enough with mere words!

this is my msn address and i am available on the messenger: apollyons_oracle@hotmail.com
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Sweet-Kitty-Lolita Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
This is just amazing, really well done.
The colors are great and i really like this goddess.
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smitha-r Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING! I love the detailing on her skulls and hair, and Shiva lying on the ground. Great stuff. :D
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hellsspawn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Excellent work!! Good Job. Try doing Lord Vishnu's avatar, Narasimha. It would be the first here I think
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Gothamazon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Great Goddess, this is such a beautiful work! I LOVE Ma Kali, and this depiction is so wonderful! Thanks a lot!

But by the way, you have a typo there perhaps. Last sentence. It should be ';Parvati', not ';Pritvi' (do you mean ';Pritivi'?). Pritivi is the Earth Mother, and Parvati is the Great Mother of the Universe :-)
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Nicolo37 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Very cool, and beautiful!!!
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seirimgoat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Excellent Artwork! :)
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Jeremy-FALCHI Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Magnifique !

I like all your :gallery: but this draw is my favourite.
Very good work...

"Sorry for my english... I'm french."
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fishbed Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Wow...beautiful work.
All that detail must have taken ages to draw, but it's very worth it!
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samuraijojo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
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Vicked Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Wow! Triple Wow! This is simply superb! I just can't understand how I missed this one. Simply beautiful! And you're pretty much right about the mythology part as well, which makes it all the better!

I liked the stylized crown on Kali's head that looks rather mesoamerican and all that intense fire and smoke is simply amazing! Great work! Expecting to see more from you! Faving this one! :D
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fejoslaszlo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing picture! :-)
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BrianFajardo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
favorite hindu god!!
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seirimgoat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
goddess! :)

Jai Kali!
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