An embroidered dhoti of silk clothes Her long, curvaceous legs, crossed afore Her. The same is held in place by a layered girdle of gold, in keeping with the rest of Her shringar. The rest of Her shringar comprises a thick breast-band that barely conceals Her life-giving nipples, and streams of solid gold necklaces that leave nothing of Her decolletage to view. The karnakundalas and the characteristic crown on Her head frame a face that seems to look on lovingly as Her devotees draw nourishment from Her.
The main characteristics of Hoysala art are in the striking aureole behind the central figure. On a pair of densely engraved blocks are Yali brackets, the likes of which are to be found in ancient temple entrances of Karnataka. A couple of peacocks atop the same, flanking the Devi’s crown, and a flaming curve that gathers at the zenith in an ornate Kirtimukham motif.