Kali is often portrayed with a long lolling tongue, as depicted in this brass mask, with a skirt made of human arms and a necklace of decapitated heads. She is either posed dancing or standing on top of her husband, God Shiva, known as ""The Destroyer."" Kali's extended tongue is a symbol of power and its history can be traced back to thousands of years ago. It was believed that she was summoned by the Goddess Durga to destroy the demon Raktabija, which had special prowess to duplicate itself every time a drop of its blood touched the ground. Kali spreaded her tongue across the battlefield and in a single gulp, swallowed the army of Raktabija duplicates and sucked the original Raktabija's blood dry until it became lifeless. The brass mask is available in either antique gold or double chola. It measures 10.2 inch in height, 8.4 inch in width, 2.3 inch in depth, and weighs a hefty 2kg.
In today's society, Kali is lauded as a feminist icon to many women. She is a fearless protector and warrior, serving as a role model for women to stand up for their rights and fight against abuse. Although she encompasses a dark side, she also embodies a strong, nurturing nature. Exotic India Art presents this exquisite piece of Goddess Kali to you. The mask statue is a pared-down version of Goddess Kali's symbol by focusing on her facial features, specifically the tongue, as it serves as a reminder of the Supreme's way of life; that we are all part of nature and we cannot escape from the truth.
Send as free online greeting card
Email a Friend