Kali Mata is regarded as the most fierce and destructive look of Shakti. She has a dark red eyes and has four arms. In one hands She carries a sword (khadaga) and the another hand She carries the decapitated head of a demon. The more two hands are in the position of blessing. She also wears a garland of heads of the demons She has killed which makes this form of the Goddess even she is more fearful and divine.
Apart from all Her fierce looks, you can also see that the Kali tongue is always out and most important part is that the Goddess have trishul that show’s stepping on Lord Shiva, did you know who is Her husband. This is very interesting story behind it. So, would you like to know why did Kali stepped on Shiva’s chest?
Story behind it There was a very powerful demon known as Rakta Beej who had acquired a boon that he could duplicate himself as soon as his drop of blood touched the Earth. For this boon, the Gods were unable to bring the notorious demon under control. Hence, she became Shakti in the form of Durga was summoned to kill them all. She have all the weapons in her hands. But as soon as She impaired him with Her dagger and his blood fell on Earth, the demon kept on multiplying. Huge armies of Beej were formed by the puddles of blood which fell on Earth the Devi took the fierce form of Kali. Then She went on to crush the monster with sword in Her hand. She drink his blood immediately from each demon . As Soon She finished the whole army of Rakta Beej and only the real Beej was left..
It is said that she became mad with blood craving after this incident. She initiated dancing of carnage and forgot that She had already killed the monster Seeing this, the Gods became extremely clutched and meet Lord Shiva for help. Only Shiva had the capacity to stop Kali at that stage.
So, that Shiva move and lay down among the cadaver where the Goddess was dancing. Accidentally, Kali stepped on Shiva and that She realized Her mistake. Then Her tongue immediately came out of predicament and She calmed down. She was bashfull that Her blood lust had interrupted Her from recognizing Her own husband. Thus, She came back to Her initial form and the massacre was stopped. It clearly shows that without Kali or Shakti even authoritative force like Lord Shiva is inert. Hence, Kali is shown as stepping on Shiva’s chest.this is the story of kali and lord shiva.