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- KÃ„ÂlÃ„Â« (Sanskrit: Ã Â¤Â•Ã Â¤Â¾Ã Â¤Â²Ã Â¥Â€, IPA:Â [kÃ‰Â‘Ã‹ÂliÃ‹Â]), also known as KÃ„ÂlikÃ„Â (Sanskrit: Ã Â¤Â•Ã Â¤Â¾Ã Â¤Â²Ã Â¤Â¿Ã Â¤Â•Ã Â¤Â¾), is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, shakti. The name Kali comes from kÃ„Âla, which means black, time, death, lord of death, Shiva. Since Shiva is called KÃ„ÂlaÃ¢Â€Â”the eternal timeÃ¢Â€Â”KÃ„ÂlÃ„Â«, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in time has come). Hence, KÃ„Âli is the Goddess of Time and Change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilator of evil forces still has some influence. Various Shakta Hindu cosmologies, as well as ShÃ„Âkta Tantric beliefs, worship her as the ultimate reality or Brahman. She is also revered as BhavatÃ„Ârini (literally "redeemer of the universe"). Comparatively recent devotional movements largely conceive KÃ„Âli as a benevolent mother goddess. KÃ„ÂlÃ„Â« is represented as the consort of Lord Shiva, on whose body she is often seen standing. Shiva laid in path of Kali, whose foot on Shiva subdues her anger. She is time manifestation of other Hindu goddesses like Durga, Bhadrakali, Sati, Rudrani, Parvati and Chamunda. She is the foremost among the Dasa Mahavidyas, ten fierce Tantric goddesses.