Lovely, Intricate, and Unique Brass Guhya Kali Tibetan Tantra Goddess.
Kundalini aspects of Parvati differ according to each of her manifestations. Durga is a fierce form Mother Parvati and she goes on to manifest as the more fierce and terrible Kali. She is worshiped as Mahakali, Dakshina Kalika, Shmashanakali, Bhadrakali, Kamakali, and Guhyakali, amongst many others. Kashmir Shaivism identifies twelve forms, whereas Southern Shaivism has innumerable variations. Mother Guhya Kali is not the same as the Shmashan Kali form of Parvati. Guhya Kali, meaning Secret Kali, manifests in eight different forms, with eight different mantras, worshipped by eight great seers.
These forms of Kali appear with 100, 60, 36, 20, 10, 5, 3, 2 and a single face. In Kali Yuga, the 16-lettered mantra for the ten-faced form of Guhya Kali consists of fifty-four hands. She was worshipped by Bharata, Sri Rama’s brother. In his then circumstances, Bharata dedicated his sadhana to Guhya Kali. Rama is said to have prayed to Guhya Kali with a vidya of seventeen letters. These vidyas are held to be secret. Unlike Dakshina Kali, Guhya Kali represents both Srsti and Samhara equally.
While tantric practice of Guhya Kali remains and is to remain secretive unless instructed by a tantric guru and strict observance of tantric mandates, brief description can be made of this Mother and tantric literature. These are found in Guhyakalika, Secret Kali Kanda of Mahakala Samhita.
* HXLXD: 5" X 3" X 2" Inches.
* Weight: 15.4oz.