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Kali-Chinnamasta

"Kali-Chinnamasta with Dakini and  Varnini"
 
23in x 13in,  o/c, © Linda Falorio 1992, collection Atlantis Bookshop, London.

Chinna means "chopped-off," and masta means "head" ó The goddess who has chopped off her own head is the sixth Mahavidya, or "transformation," of  the Ten Great Transcendent Wisdoms of the Goddess Kali. Her seed mantra is HUM, used for mastery of the senses and annihilation of the mind. Chinnamasta, the patron of  headLess Press, has chopped off her head (the five senses) to enhance her psychic abilities and to stimulate the Will. Thus she is associated with the powers of Dašth and the Abyss, as well as with Ajna Chakra. The shakti on the right is Varnini (knowing), and the one on the left is Dakini (action). The painting shows the goddess Chinnamasta (desire), distributing her life-energy freely to the Universe,  bestowing upon her worshippers whatever they ask for and desire.

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