DivineTemples Beautiful bronze statue depicts Meenakshi the Hindu goddess associated with the temple city of Madurai. In her hand is a parrot. She is standing in the abhanga standing position in which the body weight is supported by one leg, with both feet standing on the ground with knee slightly bent and the other leg straight out. The hip is pushed out in this stance not supporting any weight. This stance shows the goddess to be deep in thought. The word "abhanga" means, "with one curve", which is a reference to the curve of her hip.