This painting portrays that very scenario in vibrant color.True to Madhubani tradition, the painting utilizes natural colors such as orange, red, blue, and green. Her skin is usually depicted red or orange as a symbol for the hibiscus plant or the sun. Art usually depicts her naked with only jewelry to cover her genitals but this painting added a creative touch and clothed her with patterns and stripes in lively colors. The flowers surrounding her are lotuses. On her left hand is her head while on the right is a scimitar or blade.She is also sometimes depicted with a mundamala (or necklace of skulls) as a sign that she is an aspect of the Divine Mother.The goddess is also stepping on Kamadeva (god of desire) and his partner Rati (also a goddess of desire) who are engaged in a sensual union on a cremation ground. This represents the relationship between blood and sex to the flow of life.
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