A deity so fair, the gold of Her shringar blends in with the complexion of Her body. The jet black of Her wildly flowing tresses makes for a stark juxtaposition. In fact, this work captures the Devi in all Her beauteous contrasts - garlands of snakes and severed heads right next to streams of gold, a multi-sipred bejewelled crown and kundalas set off by a band of miniscule skulls, and a composure of invincible determination on a tender-featured countenance. In Her numerous hands She cradles temple bells and lotuses as well as the sword and the shield.
In the foreground, Stygian waters cradle a gentle lotus. The snake She is seated on spews fire enough to provide for a terrifying aureole. In the inky black background of the thangka, one could see the roof tiers of the typical Himalayan temple. The structure bears resemblance to Her earthly abode in the heart of Nepal, and lends a great deal of authenticity to the painting.