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Folio from a Devi Mahatmya: Chandika slays the buffalo demon. Bikaner, circa 1780. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 20.6 x 14cm

Illustrating the third chapter, verses 21-31 of Mahishasura Vadha ( the slaying of Mahishasura). The devi is referred to as Chandika almost throughout the Devi Mahatmya.

I would like to express my appreciation to Tarun Pant for translating the text.

All images and text © Peter Blohm