Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Batik > Bhadrakali - The Ever Hungry Goddess
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Bhadrakali - The Ever Hungry Goddess

Bhadrakali - The Ever Hungry Goddess

Bhadrakali - The Ever Hungry Goddess

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

Batik Painting On Cotton

2.3 ft X 3.6 ft
Item Code:
BF96
Price:
$125.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Bhadrakali - The Ever Hungry Goddess
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 10737 times since 27th Oct, 2010
In her lotuslike hands she holds
the severed head of the creator of
    the world.
She smiles and sounds satisfied
She devours the mover of the
    entire universe
Like limp darbha grass
she holds the bodies of
Vishnu and Shiva
I meditate upon Bhadrakali
glowing like new clouds
standing upon a corpse.

This painting shows the divine Mother Goddess in her wrathful and awesome aspect. The four-armed Devi stands firmly planted on a corpse. She is nude except for a girdle of severed hands tied around her waist, and a large amount of jewelry on her short and stout, burly body. She has large drooping breasts, with dark nipples hanging down. With one right hand she supports the severed head of Brahma, while the corresponding left holds the limp bodies of Shiva and Vishnu.

The upper left arm grips a sharp edged sword, and at the same time the Great Goddess gobbles up the faceless corpses held in her upper right hand. Indeed, according to the Tantrasara, Bhadrakali is defined as a form of Kali, who is hungry, and ready to devour everything.

This image of Kali, in a variety of ways, teaches man that pain, sorrow, decay, death, and destruction are not to be overcome or conquered by denying them or explaining them away. Pain and sorrow are woven into the texture of man's life so thoroughly that to deny them is ultimately futile. For man to realize the fullness of his being, for man to exploit his potential as a human being, he must finally accept this dimension of existence. Kali's boon is freedom, the freedom of the child to revel in the moment, and it is won only after confrontation or acceptance of death. To ignore death, to pretend that one is physically immortal, to pretend that one's ego is the center of things, is to provoke Kali's mocking laughter. To confront or accept death, on the contrary, is to realize a mode of being that can delight and revel in the play of the gods. To accept one's mortality is to be able to let go, to be able to sing, dance, and shout. Kali is Mother to her devotees not because she protects them from the way things really are but because she reveals to them their mortality and thus releases them to act fully and freely, releases them from the incredible, binding web of "adult" pretence, practicality, and rationality.


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
  • Sorry for any mispelling / grammar, it just aggravates me how ppl claim to know about her when they are only writing false info
    by Michelle on 8th Dec 2013
  • This is ALL wrong , except the hands around her waist. First off kali ma has a garland of skulls arounf her neck . Second, she is not hold the severed head of brahma . Third she isnt holding shiva and vishu . When fighting the war with raktabija every time his blood was spilled he would multiply so in order to stop this she had to catch all of his blood into a container and drink it all up . She is also standing on shiva with her right foot , but that is only to protect him . Maybe you should go visit a kali temple or do more research before posting things up because im pretty sure if you google her , that picture & information wont show up . Im hindu & a proud devotee/child of my mother kali .
    by Michelle on 8th Dec 2013
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Bhadrakali - The Ever Hungry Goddess (Batik | Paintings)

Testimonials
I received the two books today from my order. The package was intact, and the books arrived in excellent condition. Thank you very much and hope you have a great day. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Smitha, USA
Over the years, I have purchased several statues, wooden, bronze and brass, from Exotic India. The artists have shown exquisite attention to details. These deities are truly awe-inspiring. I have been very pleased with the purchases.
Heramba, USA
The Green Tara that I ordered on 10/12 arrived today.  I am very pleased with it.
William USA
Excellent!!! Excellent!!!
Fotis, Greece
Amazing how fast your order arrived, beautifully packed, just as described.  Thank you very much !
Verena, UK
I just received my package. It was just on time. I truly appreciate all your work Exotic India. The packaging is excellent. I love all my 3 orders. Admire the craftsmanship in all 3 orders. Thanks so much.
Rajalakshmi, USA
Your books arrived in good order and I am very pleased.
Christine, the Netherlands
Thank you very much for the Shri Yantra with Navaratna which has arrived here safely. I noticed that you seem to have had some difficulty in posting it so thank you...Posting anything these days is difficult because the ordinary postal services are either closed or functioning weakly.   I wish the best to Exotic India which is an excellent company...
Mary, Australia
Love your website and the emails
John, USA
I love antique brass pieces and your site is the best. Not only can I browse through it but can purchase very easily.
Indira, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India