Discourse by Revered Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati on Kali Sahashranam (Thousand Names of Kali) given at Kali Mandir Ramakrishna Ashram, with a discussion of names 65 through 73 from verse 9 and 10.

māheśvarī ca cāmuṇdā vārāhī nāra-siṁhikā |
vajrāṅgī Vajra-kaṅkālī nṛmuṇda-sragviṇī śivā |9|

  1. Vajrāṅgī– She who has limbs of lightning/diamond
  2. Vajra-kaṅkālī– She who has bones of lightning/diamond
  3. Nṛmuṇda-sragviṇī– She who is adorned with a garland of human heads
  4. Śivā– She who is Shiva

mālinī nara-muṇdālī galat-rudhira-bhūṣaṇā |
rakta-canda-nasiktāṅgī sindūrāruṇa-mastakā |10|

  1. Mālinī – She who wears a garland
  2. Nara-muṇdālī– She who holds a human head
  3. Galat-rudhira-bhūṣaṇā– She whose neck is adorned with blood
  4. Rakta-canda-nasiktāṅgī– She whose limbs are smeared with red sandal paste
  5. Sindūrāruṇa-mastakā– She whose forehead is marked with vermillion

 

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