Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Vajrayogini (Holding a Vajra)

Vajrayogini Iconography

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Standing on Two Legs (two armed, below)
- Maitri Kachod (two armed)
- Sita Vajravarahi (two armed)
- Artasiddhi (four armed)
- Vajra Scepter
- Confusions
- Others...

Video: Vajrayogini Holding a Vajra

The three main forms of Yogini that hold a vajra in the right hand, rather than a curved knife, are a Naropa-like Yogini, Maitri Yogini and Sita Varahi.

Many of the complex iconographic forms of Vajrayogini will hold a vajra scepter in the right hand such as Artasiddhi and other more complex multi-headed, multi-armed, forms of Yogini.

Jeff Watt 1-2023

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