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Popular print (circa late 19th century). Artist unknown.

Mahavidya Tara. Popular print, late 19th to mid-20th century, artist unknown.

Tara Altar (at Sri Kamakhya Mahavidya Mandir, 2010-12)

Tara Altar (at Sri Kamakhya Mahavidya Mandir, 2010-12)

You with your left food forward! O Terrible One with a garland of human heads, who strikes fear into the beastly-minded! You who cuts down the ego, you with the fat belly, you who are incredibly strong! Protector who takes eight forms/Terrible Savior, I adore you!

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