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Goddess Kali’s tongue is a symbol of power. There is an interesting story about why Kali stock Her tongue out:
Rakta-bija and Goddess Kali 👅🔮🙏✨ In Devi Mahatmya, Kali unfurls her tongue in her role as the ultimate deliverer called upon to salvage a situation that seems hopelessly out of control. She is summoned by Durga herself to destroy the demon Rakta-bija, whose name means ‘blood-seed’. The demon Rakta-bija had the magical ability to produce a double of himself instantly every time a drop of his blood fell to the ground.
Having wounded Rakta-bija with a variety of weapons, Durga and her assistants, a fierce band of warriors known as the Matrikas, find they have worsened the situation: as Rakta-bija bleeds more profusely from his wounds, the battlefield gets filled with Rakta-bija duplicates.
Desperate, Durga summons Kali, who spreads her tongue across the battlefield, and swallows in one gulp, the swarm of blood-born demons and sucks the blood from the original Rakta-bija until he falls lifeless. Kali’s tongue here is a weapon, to be feared, a reminder that nature ultimately consumes all life.
In a world undergoing anarchy and evil, where men had become wicked and several demons (asuras and rakshasas) were reigning supreme, the Gods felt worthless; they were not being able to protect the world. 🌏🕉 source: detechter.com ✨ Art found on zennedout.com 🎨