(Detail) Female guardian figure, rear of building, Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple, Serangoon. The lion is one of the mounts of the Goddess and conveys her strength and powers of protection. Among her other mounts is the tiger which is a symbol of her power of destruction.
Caption by Medha Malik Kudaisya; photograph by George P. Landow.
Vidya Dehijia, (ed), Devi. The Great Goddess. Female Divinity in South Asian Art. Washington, D.C., Arthur M. Shackler Gallery, 1999.
Devi: the Great Goddess