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  Mahakali

 

Thailand

Bas-relief of Mahakali, the terrible form of Parvati, at Wihaan Sadet Pho Phra Siwa in Bangkok (fig.). She is here portrayed subduing Shiva, having ten arms and ten legs, as well as ten heads (fig.), all with protruding tongues (fig.). She wears a garland of cut off human heads and in one hand she holds the severed head of a giant.