Himalayan Art Resources

Iconography Set: Vajrayogini (Rinjung Lhantab)

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Vajrayogini is the principal female deity of the Chakrasamvara Cycle of Tantras. Vajrayogini is the main female deity and there are many forms each having a unique name and appearance. Some names are descriptive such as Krodha Kali meaning 'black wrathful' yogini and others refer to the lineage or principal Indian mahasiddha associated with a particular Yogini practice. The most common forms found in art are the Naropa (Naro Khacho) form, Vajravarahi (with the pig face at the side), and Krodha Kali (the black form).

Jeff Watt 3-2003 (Updated 11-2005)