·Praise to the Goddess! I recognize her boundless Shakti animating the mystery of Life itself. As Prana, she is our life force, ever drinking our blood. She is…
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Kali, the Vampiric Goddess of cremation grounds, dances with white eyes and a blood red tongue sticking out. She has black-blue skin and a third eye located in her forehead. Her hands are smeared with blood and she has a necklace of human skulls. Kali’s hair is jet black, symbolizing night and the abyss. Her eyes capture all, so she may drink deep of their life. Kali is symbolic of transformation and the change bringing aspects of the universe. She is AZ and her name isalso one of the 17...
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Shiva and Devi - The Hindu god Shiva is shown walking with the goddess Devi, who is dressed and armed as a warrior, bearing a sword, shield and bow. The deities are accompanied by Nandi (Shiva's bull), a tiger (Devi's traditional mount) and two jackals, inhabitants of the cremation grounds frequented by Shiva and the Goddess. The slate blue background is typical of Mandi painting in the 18th century. Mandi, India 1740-1770
Kali Destruction and creation/Kali is the Goddess of Destruction and Dissolution in Hinduism, and she is one of the most popular goddesses in India. Kali is known for destroying ignorance, and she helps those who strive for knowledge of God. Her name means “The Black One” and the city of Calcutta is named in her honor.