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A Soothing Picture of Wrath

A Soothing Picture of Wrath
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Batik Painting On Cotton
2.2 ft X 3.7 ft
Item Code: BH28
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Kali, one of the most intoxicating personifications of primal energy in the cosmic drama, gained an extraordinary popularity in Shaktism and is the object of fervent devotion in tantric forms of worship.

Here, the image of the goddess as destroyer is quite graphic - necklace of human heads, skull in hand and other weapons also held. This fearful form of Kali is dark skinned subsuming within her all the colours in creation and symbolizing at the same time the destruction that she wrecks. The violent movement throws her hair in disheveled array; her pupils are dilated and to complete the fearful picture, her red tongue hangs out. The third eye sits obliquely on her forehead. In her left hand she holds a severed human head, the blood from which flows into a bowl held by her. The right hand holds a blood stained chopper. Despite the violence portrayed, she impresses upon her devotees to be fearless by her abhaya mudra. Extensively bejeweled, she also wears a garland of human skulls and a girdle of human hands - both having equivocal significance. A serpent coils around her waist, stressing her association with Shiva.

The dark picture of the Devi is enclosed within soothing peach coloured background and foreground.

This description by Renu Rana.

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