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This wicked tongue

Wicked women and wicked tongues, Pt 1: the Hindu Goddess Kali

Her tongue is out as a symbol of sudden embarassment. The story goes that while in a frenzy of destruction, no other God or Goddess could stop Her. Finally her somewhat detached husband, Shiva, descended, and lay down in Her path. She accidentally stepped on His chest, was overcome with shame, and was forced to stop destroying.”

Link: Kali Puja at Chanduni Baari, Oct 2006