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)
Dechen Gyalmo (Vajrayogini)
Five Dakinis (Buddhist)
Guhya Jnana Dakini
Krodha Kali (Vajravarahi)
Parnashavari (Goddess of Healing)
Vasudhara (Wealth Deity)
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(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).