The painting that you see on this page is a Tantra-influenced visualisation aid for the potent kundalini. It depicts an uninhibited, unclothed Devi standing along the midline. She is full-figured and has a striking ashen complexion. The crucial aspects of Her woman’s anatomy are superimposed with abstract panels featuring cryptic symbols drawn from the traditional texts of this discipline.
She is flanked by ascetics of varying levels of adhikarita, as conveyed by the colours of the figures. Four of them hold up the trishoola to Her, while the remaining two seemingly emerge from the crown on Her wrathful head. From the hands and thighs of the Devi to the limbs and torsos of the yogis, there are wound around them black kundalini-roopa snakes.