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Jai Mata Kali Mata / Jai Ma Kali Ma

Devanagari script:

जय् माता काली माता ||
जय् मा काली मा


jai mātā kālī mātā / jai mā kāli mā



jai/jaya: Victory to! Celebration of. An emphatic "Hooray God!"

mā/mātā: Mother.

kālī: The fierce aspect of the Goddess Durga, whose consort is Shiva. She is black like the night, and is the Goddess of time, death, and change.

"Victory to you, O Mahakali! – To you Victory,
The primordial source of all beings – Victory!
The formidable-looking goddess – To you Victory,
Renowned as the mother of the world – Victory!"  ~ Munindra Misra

"May Kali, who takes away all sins, bring you joy. She was the only one able to destroy the terrible demons, Chanda and Munda. Kali gives courage and strength to a warrior on a battlefield littered with headless corpses. She robs the strength of those not devoted to her, though she gives good fortune to those who are."  ~ traditional prayer

"Praise to the blissful Mother Kali, the wrathful one, the Black Madonna, whose blood drenched sword severs the heads of ego and ignorance."  ~ Jai Uttal