This powerful image presents goddess Parvati in her fierce form of Kali. Seated in the posture of royal ease known as lalitasana, with one foot crossed in the front of her and the other pendant, the goddess holds a skull-cup and trident in her hands, the latter being the weapon of her husband Lord Shiva. Elaborate pleats of her sari collect at her feet and her hair rises like flames, forming a sort of crown on her head. Though overall her face is serene, the two fangs emerging from the ends of her mouth betray her essentially fierce nature. She is wearing heavy earrings. The sculptor has depicted the goddess clothed in full modesty, much as a loving son would depict his revered mother.
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
6.4 inch Height x 4.7 inch Width x 4.1 inch Depth