Traditionally, she is supposed to manifest the battis lakshanas, or the '32 perfections,' some of which are:
A neck like a conch shell, a body like a banyan tree, eyelashes like a cow, thighs like a deer and a chest like a lion. Her voice soft and clear as a duck's. More practically, she should have perfect health, no small-pox scar, her skin without blemishes, dark eyes and black hair, no foul smell of the body and no loss of teeth.
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