Here, the great goddess is incarnate as Shakti, standing against the lion, her mount. The heroism of the warrior goddess is once more evident as she stands triumphant after having destroyed another army of the demons. In this form of hers, she is represented as a fair, beautiful, gentle-looking lady.
She is dressed in a red saree and a green choli. She wears a stone-encrusted crown with a white halo behind her head. The eight-armed goddess holds a sword and a mace, which rest on the ground, close to her feet. She also holds the trident of Shiva, conch and disc of Vishnu, bow and an arrow, and goddess Lakshmi's attribute, the lotus in one hand. With one hand she makes the 'abhaya mudra', that of fearlessness. Her mount, the lion looks magnificent with its size, dignity and a majestic mane. Despite being a carnivorous beast, it looks gentle standing behind the goddess. The artist has cleverly drawn away the ferocity from the animal. Instead he draws our attention to the manifold aspect of the deity: her beauty as she stands against her powerful vahana, armed to the teeth, holding weapons of great destruction in her eight arms, her benign look and awesome energy.
This description by Kiranjyot
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