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 1 through 7 from verse 1.

śmaśāna-kālikā kālī bhadra-kālī kapālinī |
guhya-kālī mahā-kālī kuru-kullā-virodhinī |1|

  1. Śmaśāna-Kālikā – She who is the Kali of the cremation ground
    2. Kālī – She who is dark
    3. Bhadra-Kālī – She who is the auspicious Kali
    4. Kapālinī – She who holds a skull
    5. Guhya-Kālī – She who is the hidden/secret Kali
    6. Mahā-Kālī – She who is the great Kali
    8. Kuru-kullā-virodhinī – She who confronts adversaries
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