The Mahavidya goddesses are tantric deities who represent the ten path of transcendental knowledge. On the left side of the painting is the goddess herself, one of the most intoxicating personifications of primal energy in the cosmic drama. Next to her is Chinnamasta, representing Devi in her destructive and creative aspect. As Chinnamasta, 'the Decapitated', Kali is intoxicated with divine energy. She is flanked by her two yoginis, Dakshi and Varnini and as she feeds upon her own blood, she drenches two other of her aspects, positive and negative. They symbolize the illusion of duality. The couple under her feet, Rati and Kama, personify the primordial desire which gives rise to all creation. The goddess mocks, being herself the unique force of everything.
Beneath their feet are lotus flowers which represents the perfection of beauty and symmetry. The vertical painting, at the lower end has two yantras of the goddesses. The classical imagery of the two icons is transformed into a geometrical energy pattern called the yantra.
This description by Kiranjyot
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The Mahavidya Chinnamasta (Miniature Painting On Paper)
Birth of the Ten Mahavidyas (Tantra Painting)
The Book of Devi (Hardcover Book)