a Hindu goddess viewed both as destroying life and as giving it
One of the manifestations and cult titles of the wife of Shiva and mother goddess Devi, especially in her malevolent role as a goddess of death and destruction, depicted as black, red-eyed, blood-stained, and wearing a necklace of skulls.
Origin of KaliSanskrit Kālī, from kālī, feminine of kāla-, dark, of Dravidian origin; akin to Kannada kā&dlowdot;u, black, blackness.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Singapore
- The prickly glasswort (Kali turgida, formerly Salsola kali).