Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Female Meditational Deities (Buddhist)

Female Imagery Introduction

The list below does not provide the different variations of the many deities that have multiple forms such as Tara, Vajrayogini, Marichi, and so forth. Female Buddhist protector deities have not been included in the list nor have any Bon or Hindu female gods and deities.

The list of female deities below includes all four tantra classifications and is primarily based on the Sarma traditions and early literature such as the Vajravali, Sadhanamala, Bari Gyatsa and related texts (see Iconography: Text Collections).

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- General List (below)
- Yoganiruttara/Anuttarayoga Female Deities
- Yoga Tantra Deities
- Charya Tantra Deities
- Kriya Tantra Deities
- Female Deities According to Function
- Protector Deities (Wisdom)
- Protector Deities (Worldly)

List of Female Meditational Deities:
Amaravajradevi (Long-life deity)
Bhattarika Kapalini Form)
Bhurkumkuta (Female Form)
Bhrikuti
Buddha Dakini
Buddha Lochana
Chandika Charchika
Chinnamunda (Vajrayogini)
Chunda
Dakini
--- Buddha
--- Vajra
--- Ratna
--- Karma
--- Padma
Dechen Gyalmo (Vajrayogini)
Devi Shramana
Dvajagrakeyura
Ekajati
Five Dakinis (Buddhist)
Gandhari
Gauri
Grahamatrika
Guhya Jnana Dakini
Jnana Dakini
Krodha Kali (Vajravarahi)
Kundali, Dasa
Kurukulla
Mahashri
Mamaki
Marichi
Ngagdag (Naga)
Nairatmya
Niriti
Padma Dakini
Pancha Raksha
--- Mahamayuri
--- Mantramanudharani
--- Pratisara
--- Sahasrapramardana
--- Sitavani
Pandaravasini Devi
Parnashavari (Goddess of Healing)
Prajnaparamita
Pratisara
Pratyangira
Ratna Dakini
Sarasvati
Shramana Devi
Shringkhala
Simhamukha
Sitatapatra
Tara
Tinuma (Vajrayogini)
Ushnishavijaya
Vajra Dakini
Vajrayogini
Vajravarahi
Vasudhara
Vasudhara (Wealth Deity)
Vetali Devi
Vishvamata

Jeff Watt 2-2021

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).