Four-armed Mariamman sits on a dais
Four-armed Mariamman sits on a dais in lalitasana. Tongues of flame surround her head and a five-hooded cobra rears from her crown. In her upper right hand she carries a damaru (hourglass shaped drum), around which a snake is coiled, and in her upper left hand a trishula (trident). Her lower right hand brandishes a sword, and in her lower left she carries a kapala (cup/alms bowl). In place of a garland, a snake hangs from her shoulders.