Kali also referred to as Mahakali, Bhadrakali, and Kalika is a Hindu goddess who is considered to be the goddess of ultimate power, time, destruction and change in Shaktism.
In this tradition, she is considered as a ferocious form of goddess Mahadevi, the supreme of all powers, or the ultimate reality. She is the first of the ten Mahavidyas in the Hindu tantric tradition.
kali is regarded as the ultimate manifestation of Shakti, and the mother of all living beings. She is also seen as the divine protector and the one who bestows moksha, or liberation.