A beautiful, highly detailed resin statue of the dakini Vajrajogini. Dakinis are the female consorts of the herukas, wrathful and semi-wrathful male deities. They can also be considered the feminine aspect of one's innate nature. Dakinis can be human, or non-human and are able to travel through the air.
Vajrajogini manifested herself to the great Pandit Mahasiddha Naropa (956-1040 A.D.) She has supernatural wisdom and power and can assist the Vajrayana practitioner in eliminating obstacles to practice. She can even confer the siddi (power) of liberation and omniscience. Vajrajogini holds a kartri (kartika) in her right hand. As a ritual artifact it symbolizes disintegration of all matter and the cutting of worldly bonds. In Tibet, this is the knife used to cut up corpses to feed to the vultures in 'sky burials'. In her left hand she holds a skull cup. She wears a garland of severed heads and rides upon corpses. Vajrajogini is surrounded on all sides by the burning grounds. She is nude, though covered with many ornaments.
Large: 4"(10cm) / 7 oz