Kali is the most terrifying manifestation of the Hindu goddess. Although is portrayed as a wild, violent and sometimes hideous being. She is often the subject of intense devotion. She is also depicted as black or dark, usually naked with long, dishevelled hair, served arms as a girdle, and served head as a necklace. She is seen with a lolling tongue and claw-like hands. Kali, the Mother of All, triumphantly stands over her husband Shiva, the Lord of Destruction's reclining body. It is a triumphant moment for the Mother Goddess. Victory over the powers of evil that threatened the world's destruction. She has a cranial cup in her lower left hand, which she uses to collect and drink the blood of her victims.
She is seated on an inverted skull pedestal as she is
stepping on her supine husband, Shiva. She is the ashtabhujadhari
(eight-armed), and each of the spiritual implements in her possession is enough to send shivers down the adharmee's spine. In fact, this statue is the very image
of ferocity and invincibility as the flaming fire is emerging from the back in the shape of an aureole which is a symbol of destruction and immorality.
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