The dashabhujadhari (one possessed of ten arms) Devi Durga is mounted upon Her simhavahana (leonine steed). The Mahishasura (buffaloe-demon) lies vanquished at Her feet, a powerful image of the end of all adharma. To Her right are Lord Ganesha and Devi Lakshmi, while Devi Sarasvati and Lord Karttikeya are to Her left. They are believed to be Her children and Bengal Her maiden home where She pays this annual visit. Lord Shiva is at the zenith of the statement aureole, which in turn is set against a dark wood installation, making for a compact and elegant finish.
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