The term “Evil Eye”, Buri Nazar, “Drishti”, “Malocchio” has references all over the world. It is a popular term to believe any unexpected turn of unpleasant events. When we have a normal, routine life going on and suddenly, out of the blue, the apple cart is tipped by unprecedented unpleasant activities, with no plausible explanation, our elders assume it to the be ill-effects of the “Evil Eye” or the eye cast out of jealousy and envy.
The worship of Kaali reverses the ill-effects of black magic, and frees a person from the bad influences of spirits & ghosts. It also eliminates the harmful effects of malefic planets, especially Saturn, which are usually responsible for misfortunes, sufferings and sorrows in life. Her worship bestows spiritual power, and results in fulfilment of desires, increase in wealth and comforts of life.
She is also worshipped to get rid off chronic diseases like blood pressure, paralysis and nervous disorders. Her worship also bestows longevity.
Kali is represented as the consort of god Shiva, on whose body she is often seen standing. Kali’s association with blackness stands in contrast to her consort, Shiva, whose body is covered by the white ashes of the cremation ground. The name Kali means “black”, but has by folk etymology come to mean “force of time (kala)”.