Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Female Deities (Minor, Miscellaneous & Obscure Figures)

Female Meditational Deities

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Popular Female Deities
- Consorts of Major Deities
- Rinjung Lhantab Deities
- Confusions
- Others...

- Minor Female Deities
- Female Deities & Popular Figures
- Female Deities & Consorts

The list of figures below are not chosen textually, doctrinally or according to a particular religious tradition. The figures below are female deities that are rarely represented in art, have vey few or no variations in form and are not supported by a large teaching and commentarial body of literature. Most of the names and descriptions are only known through early Indian and some later Tibetan collections of ritual texts (sadhana) such as the Bari Gyatsa, Drub Thab Gyatso, Nartang Gyatsa, Rinjung Gyatsa and others.

List of Deities:
- Amaravajradevi
- Aparajita (Female Form)
- Bhrikuti
- Bhurkumkuta (Female Form)
- Buddha Lochana
- Chandika (Charchika)
- Chunda
- Dvajagrakeyura
- Gandhari
- Gauri
- Grahamatrika
- Guhya Jnana Dakini
- Janguli
- Kapalankara Dakini
- Kundali Dasa
- Mahashri
- Mamaki Devi
- Ngagdag (Naga)
- Niriti
- Pratyangira
- Shramana Devi
- Shringkhala
- Vetali Devi
- Others...

Jeff Watt 11-2022

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