Kali Drinks the Blood of Raktabija.
Folio from a Devi Mahatmya. India, Punjab Hills, Guler, ca. 1780. Opaque watercolor on paper. Lent by Mr. and Mrs. John Gilmore Ford.

Raktabija appears twice in the painting. In the upper quadrant we see him fighting with numerous dancing demons who spring from his blood; to the lower right, his twisted torso lies bloodless and conquered.


Kali drinks the blood of Raktabija.