At the top of Mandi town there is a temple
of Shyama Kali deity, which is another manifestation of the consort of Lord Siva. It. is
said that the divine s use once started dancing and in her joy she lost herself and went
on with a fierce dance putting the three worlds in danger. Siva, her husband, was
approached to do something and Siva quietly laid himself on her route of dance.
When, Kali had put her feet on prostrated
Siva she came to herself and stopped. In this manifestation the spouse Kali is painted
black oil the face and she looks fierce with her garland of skulls and tongue protruding
out of remorse for treading on her husband's body.
Author - P.C. Roy Choudhoury