The goddess as we see here is dark skinned yet radiant, subsuming within her all the
colours in creation and symbolizing at the same time the destruction that
she wrecks. Her image as the destroyer is quite graphic here - necklace of
human heads, skull in hand, a dagger in her raised hand etc. She is richly
bejewelled - a fancy crown, necklaces, armlets, bracelets etc. The dead body
that she rests so the Shava, or literally 'corpse' which signifies many
things - her triumph in general, the limits of time, and sometimes Shiva
bereft of his power when his Shakti has emanated itself and left him.
The artist uses black background to enhance the dark aspect of the goddess.
A liberal use of red and orange add extra aesthetic appeal to the brilliant
painting. The niche has multiple patterns and varied colours.
This description by Renu Rana.
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