Vajrayogini Statue also Female Yidam, A Wrathful Dakini
Vajrayogini, a wrathful dakini, is the most well-known female meditational deity. In this 24K gold gilded and coral embedded statue made by the artist from Kathmandu, she is a female Yidam holding a vajra-handled curved flaying knife and sipping from a skull bowl with a khatangva. The flaming fire behind her portrays her wrathful visage with three eyes, sharp teeth, and a skull head headdress. Her legs are upon dead humans, and her body's adorned in a garland of newly sliced skulls that almost reach the ankle. Her right leg is bent and pushed up to her inner thigh in a dancer's pose.
Size: 12.2"/31cm (Height) x 7"/18cm (Base)
Weight: 1.504 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
Vajrayogin is a generic female yidam, and while she is occasionally depicted simply as Vajrayogin, she is shown in a different form in almost two-thirds of her sadhanas. Vajravarahi and Krodikali are some of her other manifestations. Vajrayogini is a Vajrayana Buddhist meditation deity and a dakini.