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Kālī is a Hindu goddess who is understood in many ways. In some areas of India, she is a tribal and village goddess who protects a group of people or a geographical region, an ancestress who grants the desires of her people. She is also a tantric and yogic goddess of death…

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June E. McDaniel, “Kālī”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1030170>
First published online: 2012

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