Mahakaal - one who is beyond time and death. He is one of the forms of Lord Shiva. In this painting, Mahakaal is in blue and background of the painting is in cream colour. The background has a subtle colour patterns created during the process of Baatik. Eyes are fiery Red to depict the ferocious form of Mahakaal. Shiva's third eye is also shown in this painting.
Batik is a simple technique where patterns and motifs are created by applying wax which resists dyes and therefore allows artisans to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color and then removing wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired.