rigin – When the Goddess Parvati removed outer golden skin to kill demons named Shumbha and Nishumbha, She was known as Goddess Kali. Kali is the fiercest and the most ferocious form of Goddess Parvati.
Navratri Worship – Goddess Kali is worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri.
Governing Planet – It is believed that the planet Shani is governed by Goddess Kali.
Iconography – Goddess Kali complexion is dark black and She rides on a donkey. She is depicted with four hands. Her right hands are in Abhaya and Varada Mudra and She carries sword and the deadly iron hook in her left hands.
Details – Although the Goddess Kali is the most ferocious form of Goddess Parvati, She blesses her devotees with Abhaya and Varada Mudras. Because of her Shubh or auspicious power within her ferocious form Goddess Kali is also known as Goddess Shubhankari .
The name of Goddess Kali is also spelled as Goddess Kalratri .