Devi: The Great Goddess

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"Her face radiates heat
like that of penance-heated Durga.
Wearing yellow garments
body glowing like a topaz
the four-armed one
sits upon a corpse
in the hermitage of Rishi Chyavana--
I meditate upon Bhadrakali
with the seed mantra bhaim.

The Goddess Worshiped by Rishi Chyavana.
The Goddess Worshiped by Rishi Chyavana, Freer Gallery of Art, Purchase, F 1997.8.
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