Clad in an apron made of animal skin, various ornaments and a multi-colored garland of human heads, Vajravarahi dances in the ardhaparyanka posture, balancing her left foot on the small unclad figure lying on the lotus pedestal. In her right hand she brandishes a vajra-topped chopper and in the left a skull cup. She supports in the crook of her arm, the khatavanga (tantric staff). This is the form of the goddess invoked in rituals for bewitching (gaining control over) men and women (vashikaran).
Vajravarahi is known as Dorje Phagmo in Tibetan. Said to be a fierce aspect of the Vajrayogini, and is regarded as the empress of the dancing, fierce dakinis. Vajravarahi represents passion and compassion, and ignorance as well as the wisdom of the all-encompassing matrix from which all phenomena unfold.
This sculpture was created in the city of Patan in the Kathmandu Valley. The sculptor is Madan Prajapati.