On a turmeric yellow background, the artist extols the place of pride
enjoyed by Kali in the Hindu pantheon. Dressed in finery and exquisite
jewellery, the four-armed Kali holds the veena, with the rear two hands
holding bowls brimming with blood. She stands in a frontal position with her
head in profile, facing the gods. She is the most intoxicating
personifications of primal energy in the cosmic drama. After having defeated
the demons and restoring the powers of the gods, she receives their
salutations. The gods, led by Brahma, their objectives gained and their
faces radiant with joy, praise the goddess. Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Indra,
identifiable by their attributes, stand in obeisance. The artist has
positioned their limbs in identical manner, lending an element of symmetry.
The upper end of the painting has a horizontal strip depicting the sky and a
similar one below for the ground.
This description by Renu Rana.
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