Avyapadeśyā Kālī the goddess with no name and no form Kali



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Avyapadeśyā Kālī


Avapadesya's name means “indescribable” and that makes illustrating her a unique challenge. She is beyond all forms and without name.
Avapadesya is very similar to Kali, and in fact you could say she is an aspect of Kali - and yet she is a bit different.

She shines like the sun and also like the full, waveless ocean. She is emaciated, still, ghostily there, but not there. You see her more when you don't look, and she appears just out of the corner of your eye, in a glint of a wave or a waft of wind.

Avapadesya is one of 12 goddess illustrations for the book "A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses. You can read more about her there, or on the author Michael Slouber's blog, https://garudam.info.


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The finished product exceeded my expectations. The paper it is printed on is quite thick. The manner of printing is one of the best I’ve seen. It really does replicate the painted experience. Wow! I expect this will benefit my practice tremendously. I am very grateful!

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One of the best rendering of Chakrasamvara that I have found by a living artist. Laura is my go to thangka master. The saturated colors are brilliant and alive.

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It's such a beautiful image as is, I don't know if I want to color it! I love this is offered as an option though, or enjoyed as it original peaceful nature 💛

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This is an excellent, highly enjoyable piece. If it's a print, I can't tell. Colors and detail are brilliant!

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