Definition of Kali in English:

Kali

Syllabification: Ka·li
Pronunciation: /ˈkälē
 
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Hinduism
  • The most terrifying goddess, wife of Shiva, often identified with Durga, and in her benevolent aspect with Parvati. She is typically depicted as black, naked, old, and hideous.

Origin

from Sanskrit Kālī 'black'.

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