A Sri Lankan Depiction of the Hindu Goddess, Kali
“Her fire burns within us.”
The third eye on the forehead is the eye of the soul and represents awakening and divinity.
Ancient Kandyan bridal jewellery is used to show that Kali also embodies feminine energy, creativity and fertility as an incarnation of Parvati - wife of God Shiva.
The blood dropping out the skull symbolizes the destruction of the ego.
We chose to use a Kasthane, a traditional sinhala sword wield by kings and warriors is because in most depictions Kali is seen holding a curved sword as her main method of punishment is beheading but we wanted make sure all the elements in this concept had Sri Lankan elements to it to truly portray a Sri Lankan depiction of Kali.
Modeled by Deepthi Jayasinghe.
Photography and edits by Tai Hsin Photography.
A . L . P . H . A A Sri Lankan Depiction of the Hindu Goddess, Kali