Query: I would like to know the story behind Devi Kali wearing mortal heads and
Lord Shiva lying down under her feet. I was reading your Glossary for Hinduism and found very
Whenever one comes across any devi with any of the God's lying at
her feet, it is indicative of - God, the Omnipotent Creator is at the mercy of Mother Earth or any other life
supporting planet. The reason for this is that any atman the soul within on its Cosmic journey can not purify
itself on its own and seeks a life supporting planet where it can manifest a
As every atman soul is a minuscule portion of God itself ... it is this
saakaar form of atman the soul within which you see lying at the feet of Mother Earth.
Imagine a lump of Iron ore weighing hundred kilograms. Imagine it to
consist of one kg of pure Iron. This one kg of pure Iron is atman the soul within mired in 99 kg of
impurities. This one kg of pure Iron needs to purify itself but can it separate itself out of the 99 kg of
impurities. No, it cannot It needs the help of proper mining machinery through which it has to pass to
complete the cleansing process.
This mining machinery is the body of a human being which Atman within has
to manifest to complete its Cosmic journey. The whole mining station is Mother Earth comprising of different
features and machines.
Devi Kali wearing mortal heads implies that the Life and Death of a being
is in the hands of Mother Earth. None can escape it. Alternatively, it means every atman soul has to take a
body on Mother Earth itself. It has no other place to go. This is proved from the example of various other
planets rotating around sun and which have no sign of any life including the moon.
Shiva who is considered to be the maintainer of the Cosmic balance cannot
snatch away the life of one without the permission of Mother Earth as every life has its own cycle of Karmas
which is governed by Mother Earth. It is only when the Karmas dictate the death of a being that Shiva takes
over and the life is snatched away by Yama.
Always there to clarify your queries ( send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
Full text of query: Just for my curiosity, I would like to know what is a story behind Devi
Kali wearing mortal heads and Lord Shiva is lying down under her feet. I was reading your Glossary for
Hinduism and found very meaningful.
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