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Kali bolo Kali bolo, bolo bolo Ma.
Jaya Mata Kali, Jaya Jaya Ma.

Devanagari script:

काली बोलो काली बोलो बोलो बोलो मा ||
जय माता काली जय जय मा ||


kālī bolo kālī bolo, bolo bolo mā.
jaya mātā kālī, jaya jaya mā.


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.

bolo: A hindi word meaning "speak" or "sing."

mā/mātā: Mother.

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

"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

"On a cosmic scale, Kali represents the totality of material existence, which she first of all brings into being and then destroys by the influence of time, another of her manifestations. Indeed, the name Kali is derived from the Sanskrit word for time, kala."  ~ Krishna Dharma

"I have not received permission from my blissful Mother to bless anyone. I do not even have permission to exist apart from Her. I have never begged Goddess Kali to grant me any personal power whatsoever – whether healing or any other form of intercession. I only weep and supplicate ceaselessly that I can express in every moment the purest love for Her. She is none other than Pure Love, you know."  ~ Ramakrishna