Posted on: 1 October 2014

Watercolour painting on paper of Kalratri, a fierce form of the goddess Durga. Kalratri is shown standing in a flat landscape. She has a dark complexion and four arms. She holds a sword, cleaver, severed head and a bowl of blood. A long necklace of skulls and a naga (snake) hangs around her neck. Her teeth are pronounced and she is bare-chested and wears a dhoti. Her hair is loose down her back and messy. The painting is surrounded by a black border.

Company School
19th Century(early)
Patna, India

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Parvati changed her golden skin into fiercest Kalratri' roop to kill Shumbha and Nishumbha, riding a Donkey, worshipped on the saptami tithi .

Thanks for sharing .....

Nitin Neera Chandra - check this one


Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!