She stands tall and unwavering over the supine body of Lord Shiva Himself. Her clothing comprises little more than a tiger skin loincloth and a short choli (which is absent in most Devi Kali icons). By way of shringar She has bangles in all ten of Her powerful arms (dashabhujadhari), necklaces on Her torso, and kundalas flanking Her neck. More than shringar, however, Her identity as a Devi lies in the weapons She yields - conchs, chakras, maces, scythes, Her husband’s trishool, you name it.
An ornate crown and an intricately sculpted halo grace the beauty of Her brow. It is further intensified by the tongue She thrusts out of Her mouth in Her thirst for the adharmee’s blood (one of whose decapitated head She bears in a left hand). A broad, wide pedestal etched with thick, symmetrical boughs of vine, completes the composition.
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