Here she stands in a dancing pose with one foot on a man lying on his back,
and with her right leg raised and suspended in the air in an awesome
posture. Although an animal skin wraps her hips and thighs, she appears
naked. Apart from various jewelry she wears a garland of severed human
Vajradakini is visualized as a lissome, sixteen year old girl, in the full
bloom of her youth, radiantly beautiful, full of freshness and vitality. Her
intense expression reflects her passionate nature. She has three eyes. Two
eyes are the normal ones and the third eye lies at the center of her
forehead. This eye symbolizes her ability to view the future in addition to
the past and present.
Her right hand brandishes a curved flaying knife topped by a vajra, and in
the left she holds a skull-cup filled with the brains and entails of the
enemies of the Dharma. The curved knife was the instrument used to
annihilate these enemies.
Her left shoulder supports a staff known as the khatvanga. This represents
her consort Chakrasamvara. This indicates that he and Vajrayogini are
inseparable, whether he is explicitly presented together with her or not.
Vajradakini wears a five-skull crown. These five skulls symbolize the first
five perfections attainable on the Vajrayana path. These are:
5). Meditative Concentration
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