Kali Puja is also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja celebrated on the new moon day of Kartik month according to the hindu calendar. People in every state of India worship Goddess Lakshmi on Amavasya of Kartik month on Diwali festival, whereas in West Bengal, Orissa and Assam people worship Goddess Kali on the day of the new moon. On the day of Kali Puja, people worship Goddess Kali with placing clay idol of Maa Kali in their house. Goddess Kali worshipped at night with mantras bu tantric and aghories. In Kolkata celebration of Kali pujan is held in a large ground and devotees also give animal Bali to get a blessing of Maa Kali.
Kali Puja Muhurat
Kali Puja Vidhi
Kali Puja is usually performed at the night, devotees observe fast for the whole day and open after the Puja rituals in the night. Goddess Kali is worshipped with red colored hibiscus flower and devotees offered sweets, rice, meat, and fish.
People in Bengal welcome Goddess Kali on new moon day after the celebration of Bhoot Chaturdashi one day before. they light 14 diya in their house in the remembrance of 14 generations of their ancestors. on Bhoot Chaturdashi People eat 14 kinds of green leafy vegetables to get energies to keep evil away from them. Then for Kali Puja people gathers in the pandal. People enjoy mangsho or Goat meat after Kali Puja as a Prashad of Maa Kali.
Kali Puja Mantra
ओम ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चै: