Shodashi Mahavidya Print

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Shodashi Mahavidya Print

36.00

Full color 7"X7" print on Somerset Velvet paper. Signed and numbered.

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The third Mahavidya is Shodashi. Whereas Kali and Tara take on fearsome forms, Shodashi is beautiful and alluring. She represents cosmic love, universal beauty. With her sugarcane bow she shoots arrows of attraction and enchantment. She is perpetually sixteen years old and lives in a city made from precious metals and gemstones. The four legs of her throne are Rudra (Siva as Destructive Chaos), Brahma (The Creator), Ishana (Siva as Transcendent Energy), and Vishnu (The Preserver of the Universe), demonstrating her dominance over all. She is also called Tripura Sundari, meaning "Gorgeous Queen of the Three Cities." The three cities are the three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming, and deep sleep.