Here stands Kali in her fearful appearance, which is of course, the destruction. The four armed goddess stands with attributes associated with her. Being the consort of Bhairav-Siva, she holds his three-pronged trident in one hand; the chopper in the other represents the power of destruction. The severed head in the hand of the goddess reminds all living beings that there is no escape from the Omnipotence of Time (Kala). She wears a long garland of skulls, that once carried life and are left behind as the reminders of death. She also wears a girdle of human hands, that represent their karma.
Though her image has terrifying symbols, their significance is equivocal. Kali is the symbol of the cosmic power of time and in this aspect she signifies annihilation yet through death, the seed of life emerges.
This description by Renu Rana.