Achala, in his most popular (white) form, standing on an elephant-headed victim, his right knee bent, clad in a tiger skin loin cloth, brandishing a sword in one hand and holding a lasso in the other. He has three eyes, a mitre-like coiffure, a small foliate tiara and a long snake worn as a sacred thread.
This one stands on an unusual base with an open row of petals below the double lotus. His flaming hair is shaped like a fan and he wears a snake around his waist.
We can see on this example how his upper fangs bite his lower lip and how his left hand does a threatening gesture with the forefinger raised (tarjani mudra) while holding the lasso. The victim he tramples has a human face.
He may be half crouching and half kneeling, as on this Pala-style sculpture.
His flaming hair, fastened with a snake and painted with orange pigment, has been given yet another shape. It is topped with a flaming jewel on a lotus.