Total Height Including Base: 6 inches
Base Width & Depth: 4.5 x 2 inches
KALI in this STATUE stands passionately upon the corpse of her lover Shiva who sacrificed himself to stop his enraged lover on her destructive rampage after killing the demon Raktabija.
She stands with her arms spread open and her tongue hanging out of her mouth and wears a garland of skulls, a skirt of severed arms & holds a saber, trident severed head & skull cup.
Shiva Calms KALI: After KALI killed the demon Raktabija she became Intoxicated with Raktabija's blood, KALI ran amuck across the three worlds, destroying everything and everyone in her sight.
To restrain her, Shiva took the form of a corpse and blocked her path. As the goddess, blinded by bloodlust, tripped on his lifeless body, she was jolted out of her frenzy. She wondered if she had killed her own husband. She placed a foot on Shiva's chest and brought him back to life.
Shiva then took the form of a little child and began to cry, stirring maternal love in the heart of KALI. This forced her to shed her fierce form; KALI became Gauri, the radiant mother, bestower of life.
The Story of KALI: To aid her son in his endeavor to rid the three worlds of the multiplying demon, Raktabija, Parvati entered the cosmic battlefield as the dreaded goddess KALI - dark as death, gaunt with sunken eyes, gaping mouth, with long disheveled hair covering her naked body.
Skanda, guardian of the heavens, went on to destroy many demons who opposed the reign of the gods. But he could not defeat the demon Raktabija. Whenever this demon's blood touched the ground, a thousand new demons sprang to life. He seemed unconquerable.
KALI spread her tongue over the battlefield and licked the demon's falling blood catching on her long, outstretched tongue before the drop could find it's way to the ground springing a demonic life anew. Raktabija, without his multiplying numbers was left powerless. Skanda was able to dispatch Raktabija and all his remaining duplicates with ease.
Skanda thanked his mother for her timely help. To celebrate her victory, KALI danced wildly on the battlefield, bedecking herself with a garland of served heads and a girdle of severed hands.
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