An Indian representation of Mahadevi, the Hindu Great Goddess, c.1725; she holds an array of weapons; her third eye and crescent moon in her hair link her symbolically with Shiva; she stands on a lotus flower, a symbol of purity and sanctity. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Syamakantha Fighting a Tiger. 19th century, Calcutta. // In India, art is an integral part of daily life. The importance of paintings, sculpture, textiles and other art forms comprises two basic categories, one related to religious practices and the other to the expression of prestige and social position.
Vishnu as a woman. I received this word in my first meditation in a very long time yesterday - 9/3/2012. The preserver of the Universe. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/deities/vishnu.shtml