'Kali, Goddess of Destruction.'
Kali, Shiva's consort and the fierce Goddess of Destruction is depicted here as a threeheaded emaciated woman holding the trident of her husband. As she is thought to roam about on cremation grounds she is often depicted with a garland of skulls. That attribute is missing here, but there are several small skulls in her headdress. The statue, which has received an offering of red and yellow powder, can be found near Bhaktapur's Hanuman Ghat. Photo Mick Palarczyk.