Sri Chhinnamasta

Lala Shivgovind Lal

  • Date: 1880s
  • Dimensions: H. 29 cm, W. 23 cm
  • Medium: Lithograph on paper
  • Region: Bengal
  • Museum number: POP.00601

Lithographic print by Lala Shivgovind Lal depicting the goddess Chhinnamasta with her own severed head in her hand, standing on a copulating couple. Three jets of blood spurt out of her bleeding neck, and are drunk by her severed head and two attendants.

Chhinnamasta is one of the ten Tantric goddesses and a ferocious aspect of Devi in Hindu mythology.

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