Most major religions--Christianity, Judaism, Islam-do not acknowledge the feminine power of God. Nevertheless, this mysterious feminine power of God strikes a special chord in most people's hearts. The concept of the Mother Goddess in the West--the meek, ever-loving, patiently suffering female-is very different than the image of Kali in the Hindu pantheon. The Dakshineswar Temple in India is devoted to the worship of Ma Kali, and this book tells you all about the temple and how Kali is worshipped there-here festivals, her daily rituals. You get an insight into mystics who attained God by worshipping Kali, and read about the Godman Sri Ramakrishna, who lived and worshipped there--her festivals, her daily rituals. You get an insight into mystics who attained God by worshipping Kali, and read about the Godman Sri Ramakrishna, who lived and worshipped the live image of Kali at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple. This is a living story, and one of
The book has become a living biography of one of the most holy temples of the contemporary world. N.B. PATIL
About the Author:
Elizabeth U. Harding is the International Editor and West Coast Correspondent for software Magazine, one of the largest computer trade publications. She also freelances articles on a variety of topics. Indian philosophy has been Harding's personal interest for the past twenty years. While working on a special assignment for Software Magazine in India, Harding visited Calcutta and had the opportunity to take rare photographs of Kali in the Dakshineswar Temple. She became interested in Kali and when she couldn't find books that provided sufficient information on the goddess, she decided to write on herself. The information contained in this book has been verified by Indian scholars, Swamis and priests.