The Devi Bhadrakali's iconography is replete. She is the more peaceful roopa of Devi Mahakali Herself, in Her flowing yellow silks and streams of pearls and fresh lotuses by way of shringar. Long black snakes are wrapped around Her torso, an indication of Her dark tantric origin. In one hand She wields a pothi. Her composure of countenance is determined but maternal and blissful. An ornate crown made of gold, studded with emeralds and trimmed with more lotuses, sits atop the elaborate third eye. The framing of the painting is such as to convey a sense of the sanctum sanctorum, a sacrifical altar with decorative pillars and awning and threshold.
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