Vajrayogini (ABS 004)

Vajravārāhi, here in her appearance as Vajrayogini, is the consort of Cakrasamvara. She represents the victory over ignorance.
The goddess is shown naked because she has liberated herself of all the veils that obscure the mind. In her right hand she holds a chopper, thus cutting through rigid concepts that trouble the mind. The scull cup (kapala) in her left hand contains the nectar of bliss that she offers. The body on which she dances represents her victory over anger and attachment, while the garland of 51 severed heads (mundamala) proves that she is free of the 51 forms of impure thought.


Gilt copper

24 cm
15th century


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