• A chamar is a yak-tail fan which is waved at the end of arati. This represents the offering of the element of air back to its source, cool the deity, keep insects away. Waving the chamar is also a gesture of honoring the Deity and Her royal power. Considered ritually pure, the only hair that can be used in puja is that from the tail of a yak.  It is extremely difficult, even in India, to find a chamar made of real yak-tail hair.  We still have some left.  Approx. 25" long.
  • This two-disk DVD set invites you into Ma Kali’s inner sanctum, giving you a rare view of the morning worship performed by the late Sri Haradhan Chakraborti, main pujari of the famous Dakshineswar Kali Temple in India.  This is not an instructional video of how to perform Kali puja or learn mantras or mudras.  It is a rare glimplse of a master pujari performing Kali puja creating a mood of devotion tangibly felt by all.

  • Mystic Chants & Bhajans Recorded During Kali Worship.  This rare collection of songs and chants recorded live at Kali Mandir’s annual  Kali pujas in Laguna Beach captures the mood of this ancient sacred ritual and reflects the soulful longing for the Divine Mother by artists from a variety of musical and spiritual disciplines.  Featuring Haradhan Chakraborti, Bhagavan Das, Premanand Trikannad, Krishna Gopinathan, Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati, Sudha Srikumar, the David Stringer Kirtan Ensemble, Sumanta Chakrabarti, and Nandu Menon.  Total playing time: 70.15 min.  Includes an insert with lyrics & translations, artist bio’s and pictures.  Kali Mandir.

  • This is the famous Kali image Sri Ramakrishna worshipped in the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Calcutta, India. Kali here is in her benign form. She is the dakshina Kali with her right foot front. By divine grace, Elizabeth Usha Harding got the rare privilege to take photos inside the inner shrine of Kali. Taking pictures in the inner sanctum is usually strictly forbidden. This photo prompted Usha to write the book "Kali, the Black Goddess of Dakshineswar," and indirectly started Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach.
  • This is the famous Kali image Sri Ramakrishna worshipped in the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Calcutta, India.  Kali here is in her benign form.  She is the dakshina Kali with her right foot front. By divine grace, Elizabeth Usha Harding got the rare privilege to take photos inside the inner shrine of Kali.  Taking pictures in the inner sanctum is usually strictly forbidden.

  • The ringing of a bell during puja attracts the attention of the Gods, focuses the mind, overpowers distracting sounds, drives away negative entities, and embodies all modes of music. Made from quality brass in West Bengal. 6 1/2" high
  • Sri Sarada Devi, the divine consort of Sri Ramakrishna worshipped this fierce form of the goddess Kali dancing in the cremation ground.
  • Imported from India. The camphor bowl is made of quality brass – with wooden handle. 8.5"wx3"h
  • 5-Wick Ritual Lamp - This lamp holds five ghee or oil wicks which represent the offering of five elements: earth, water, fire, air & ether, as well as the five senses which perceive them, back to their Source. Made from quality brass in West Bengal. 6"w x 3"h
  • This photo of Ma Tara was taken in the famous Tarapith temple, Birbhum, West Bengal.  Many tantrics and saints have practiced sadhana at the Tarapith temple and cremation ground.  The renowned tantric Bamakhyepa spent most of his life there.  Of the more contemporary saints, Anandamayi Ma practiced sadhana in Tarapith.

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