in Lamaism, is an idol of the Tartars and Kalmucks, which seems to bear a resemblance to Siva, of India — at least, he is the destroyer. In one of his eight hands he holds a human head by the hair and a skeleton head in another; out of the fire which surrounds him there is a skull visible. A
broad chain of similar ornaments hangs below the breast and thigh. His three eyes see the present, the future, and the past; his eight hands are armed with all sorts of instruments of torture for his victims. At his feet there is a woman, whose head he seems to be about to cutoff. He lives entirely in flames, and in these he kills every one who approaches him; therefore Cohana Forseh is the most terrific idol in the entire Tartar circle of deities.