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64 Yogini-s, sets of

1.---------------------------------2.---------------------------------3.---------------------------------5.
1. Brahman.i

1. B

1.

2. Can.d.ika

2. C

2. C

3. Raudri

3. R

3. R

4. Gauri

4. G

4. G

5. Indran.i

5. I

5. I

6. Kaumari

6. K

6. K

7. Bhairavi

7. Bh

8. Dus-ga

8. D

8. D

9. Nara-sim.hi

9. N

9. N

10. Kalika

10. K

10. K

11. Ca-mun.d.a

11. C

11. C

12. S`iva-duti

12. S`

12. S`

13. Varahi

13. V

13. V

14. Kaus`iki

14. K

14. K

15. Maha-is`vari

15. Maha ...

15. Maha ...

16. S`ankari

16. S`

16. S`

17. Jayanti

17. J

17. J

54. B

56. K

60. V

18. Sarvamangala

18. S

19. Kali

19. K
20. Karalini

18. S

[51. S]

19. K

21. Medha

21. M

22. S`iva

22. S`

21. S`

23. S`aka-ambari 23. S`

22. S`

3. S`akaambhari

24. Bhima

24. Bh

23. Bh

4. Bh

25. S`anta

25. S`

24. S`

26. Bhramari

26. Bh

25. Bh

6. Bh

27. Rudran.i

28. R

26. R

18. R

28. Ambika

29. A

29. Ks.ama

30. K

28. K

30. Dhatri

31.Dhatri

29. Dhatri

31. Svaha

32. S

31. S

32. Svadha

33. S

30. S

33. Parn.a

32. A-parn.a

34. Maha-udari

34. Maha-dari

33. Maha-udari

28. M

35. Ghora-rupa

35. Gh

34. Gh

30. Gh

36. Maha-kali

36. M

35. M

37. Bhadra-kali

37. Bh

39. Ks.ema-kari

38. Kapalini

37. K

39. Ks.emankari

38. Ks.eman-kari
41. Balakini

31. Maha-bala

47. Priyan-kari

47. P

45. P

48. Bala-vikarin.i 48. Bala ...


49. Balapramanthani

49. Balapramandini

48. Balapramanthani

50. Madana-

50. M

49. Mana ...

51. S

50. Sarva-bhuta-

unmanthani
51. Sarva-bhuta-damani

-damari

52. Uma

52. U

51. U

53. Tara

53. T

52. T

54. Maha-nidra

54. M

53. M

55. Vijaya

55. V

54. V

56. Jaya

56. J

55. J

57. S`aila-putri

57. S`

56. S`aila-puri

62. Kus.man.d.i

60. Kus.man.d.i

60. Kus.man.d.a

63. Katya-ayani

62. K

62. K

63. Kala-ratri

63. K

64. M

64. M

64. Maha-gauri

13.-------------------------------14.-------------------------------15.-------------------------------16.
1. A-ks.obhya

1. A

1. A

1. A

2. R.ks.a-karn.i 2.R.

2. R.

2. R.

3. Raks.asi

3. R

3. R

3. R

4. Ks.upan.a

4. Ks.apan.a

4. Ks.apan.a

4. Ks.apa

5. Ks.aya

5. K

5. K

5. K

6. Pinga-aks.i

6. P

6. P

7. A-ks.aya

7. A

7. A

7. A

8. Ks.ema

8. A-ks.apa

9. Ila

9. I

9. Hela

10. Lila

10. Lila-vati

10. Lila

10. Nila-laya

11. Laya

11. L

11. Lola

12. L

12. L

13. Lanka

13. L

14. Lankais`vari

14. L

14. Lalasa

15. L

15. L

15. Vimala

16. V

16. V

16. V

16. Huta-ahs`a

17. Huta-as`ana

17. Huta-as`a

17. Hutaas`ani

17. Vis`alaaks.i

18. V

18. V

18. Vid.ala ...

18. Hun-kari

19. Hum-kara

19. Humkara

19. Hum-kari

19. Vad.avamukhi

20. V

20. V

20. Vad.va ...

21. Ha-ha-rava

21. H

20. Mahakrura

22. M

22. M

21. Krodhana

23.K

23. K

23. K

22. Bhayankari

24. Bhaya-

24. Bhaya-

24. Bhaya-

23. Mahaanana

-anana

-anana

-anana

11. L

15. L

24. Sarva-jn~a

25. S

25. S

25. Tarala

26. T

26. T

26. Tara

27. T

27. T

27. R.c-veda

28. R.

25. S

28. R.

28. Hayaanana

29. H

30. Rudrasamgrahi

30. Rasa ...

31. S`ambara

32. S`abara

32. Talajanghika

33. Talu-jihvika

33. Talajangha

33. Rakta-aks.i

34. R

34. R

35. Vidyutjihva

35. V

35. V

36. Karankini

36. K

36. K

37. Meghanada

37. M

37. M

37. M

38. Pracan.d.augra

38. P

38. P

38.
Pracan.d.a

39. Kala-karn.i

39. K

39. K

39. K

40. Vara-prada

40. Vara-da

40. Varaprada

41. Candra

41. Candrahasa

41. Candra

41. Campaka

42. Candraavali

42. Candraavali

42. Candraavala

42. Campaavati

43. Prapan~ca

43. Vis.aprapan~ca

43. P

43. P

44. P

44.

44.

29. H

33. Talajangha

35. V

Pralayantika

Pralayanta
45. Picu-vaktra

45. Picuvakra

45. Picuvaktra

46. Pis`a-aci

46.P

46. P

46. P

47. Pis`ita-as`a

47. P

47. P

47. Pis`itaasava-

48. Lolupa

48. Lolupa

48. Lolupa

-lolupa

49. Dhamani

49. Vamani

49. Vamana

48. Vamani

50. Tapani

50. T

50. T

52. Vikr.taanana

52. V

52.V

51. V

53. Vayu-vega

53. Vayu-vegika

53. Vayuvega

52. V

54. Br.hadkuks.i

54. B

54. B

55. Vikr.ta

55. V

55. V

54. Vicitra

56. Vis`varupika

56. V

56. Vis`varupa

55. Vis`varupin.i

57. Yama-jihva

57. Y

57. Y

56. Y

58. Jayanti

58. J

58. J

58. J

59. Dus-jaya

59. D

59. D

59. D

60. Jayantika

60. Yamangika

60. Avantika

60.
Yamantika

61. Bid.ali

61. Vid.ali

61. V

62. V

62. Revati

62. R

62. R

63. Putana

63. P

63. Pretana

64. Vijayantika

64. V

64. Jayantika

64. Putana

18.-------------------------------19.-------------------------------20.-------------------------------25.

1. Divya-yogini

1. D

1. Divya-yogi

1. Divya-yoga

2. Maha-yogini

2. M

2. Maha-yogi

2. Maha-yoga

3. Siddha-yogini 3. S

3. Siddha-yogi

3. Siddha-yoga

4. Gan.a-is`vari

4. G

4. Maha-is`vari

4. M

6. D.akini

6. D.

6. D.

6. D.

7. Kali

7. Kalini

7. Kali

8. Kala-ratri

8. K

8. K

7. K

9. Nis`acari

9. N

9. N

8. N

10. Hum-kari

10. H

10. Hum-karini

11. Hum-kari

11. Siddhavaitali

11. Raudri

11. Raudravetali

10. Raudra-vetali

13. Bhutad.amari

13. Bhutala

13. Bhutad.amari

12. Bhuvanais`vari

14. Urdhvakes`i

15. Urdhvakes`ini

14. Urdhvakes`i

13. U

16. Virupaaks.i

15. V

14. V

16. S`us.ka-angi

17. S`

17. Narabhojini

18. N

15. S`
16. ... bhojini

18. Phet-kari
19. Vira

16. N
17. Phat.-kari

20. V
21. Virabhadra

18. Virabhadra-is`i

18. Vira-bhadra

20. Dhumraaks.i

22. Dh

19. Dhumraangi

19. Dhumra-aks.i

21. Kali-priya

23. Kalahapriya

20. Kalahapriya

20. Kalaha-priya

22. Rakta-aks.i

24. Raks.asi

21. Raks.asi

22. Raks.asi

23. Ghora-

25. Ghora

22. Ghora-

23. Ghora

-rakta

26. Rakta-aks.i

-rakta-aks.i

21. Rakta-aks.i

27. Vis`va-rupa

23. Vis`va-rupi

24. Vis`va-rupa

25. Bhayamkari

28. Bh

24. Bh

25. Bh

26. Vira

[30. Nira]

25. Vira-

30. Vira-

27. Kaumarika

[31. Kaumari]

-kaumari

-kaumarika

28. Can.d.i

29. Can.d.ika

26. Can.d.i

31. Chan.d.i

29. Varahi

32. V

27. V

32. V

30. Mun.d.adharin.i

33. M

28. Rupadharin.i

33. M

34. Asura

29. Bhaya-asuri

35. Raudra ...

30. Raudra ...


31. Bhis.an.i

[28. Bhis.an.a]

37. Tripuraantaka

32. Tripuraantaki

[29. Tripuraantaka]

38. Bhai-ravi

33. Bhaya-

34. Bhai-ravi

39. Dhvamsini

vidhvamsini

33. Krodha

40. K

34. Krodhi

36. Kridha-

34. Dus-mukhi

41. D

35. D

-dus-mukhi

35. Preta-vahini

42. P

36. P

37. P

36. Kant.aki

43.
Khat.vangini

37. Khangini

38. Khatvanga-

37. Dirghalambos.t.i

44. D

38. D

-dirgha-lambos.t.i

38. Malini

45. M

39. M

[61. M] 39.

Malati
39. Mantrayogini

46. M

40. M

40. Kalini

47. Kala-

41. Sa-kala-

-agnihani

-grahin.i

43. Graha

42. Cakrin.i

42. Cakrin.i

42. Cakri
43. Kankali

48. K

44. Bhuvanais`vari

49. Bh

40. M

44. K
44. Bh

45. Bh

45. Kant.aki

47. K

45. Krubhala

48. S`ubhra

46. Taluki

50. Tratini

46. Trota ...

48. Yama-duti

51. Y

47. Y

49. Kriya-duti

49. Karalini

52. K

48. K

50 K

56. Ka-muki

54. Kar-muki

54. Kaika-muki

56. Ka-mukhi

55. Kakadr.s.t.i

55. K

58. K

56. Adhasmukhi

56. A

59. A

57. Mun.d.aagra-

57. M

-dharin.i
57. Vyaghri

59. Pretabhus.in.i
60. Dus-jat.i

58. V
58. Kinkini

59. Kinkin.i

59. Pretabhaks.ini

60. Pretabhaks.in.i
61. D

60. D

61. Vikati

62. Vikat.i

62. Ghori

63. Ghora-

62. Ghora

-kapali

63. Kapali

64. Vis.abhaks.in.i

64. Vis`a-bhojini

reference:
Vidya Dehejia: Yogini Cult and Temples. National Museum,
New Delhi, 1986.
pp. 194 to 195
1 = Kalika Puran.a, chapter 63
2 = Durga Puja
3 = Maha-kala Samhita
p. 196
5 = Br.had-nandi-kes`vara Puran.a
pp. 205 to 209
13 = Agni Puran.a, chapter 52
14 = Catur-varga Cinta-man.i, Virat.a khan.d.a, chapter 1
15 = Pratis.t.ha Laks.an.a Sara Samuccaya, chapter 7, verses
327 to 400
16 = Mata-uttara Tantra, chapter 20
pp. 210 to 211
18 = Jaipur MS., A.D. 1501
19 = Catus.as.t.i-yogini Namavali
20 = Catus.as.t.i-yogini Pujan
p. 214
25 = Tattva-nidhi
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------the names of the 64 Yogini-s in chapter 45, verses 34-41, of the Purva-ardha of the Kas`ikhan.d.a of the Skanda Puran.a

# name

meaning

1 Gaja-anana

elephant-face

2 Simha-mukhi

lion-mouth

3 Gr.dhra-asya

vulture-face

4 Kaka-tun.d.ika

crow-beaked

5 Us.t.ra-griva

camel-neck

6 Haya-griva

horse
[originally,
"giraffe"?]

7 Varahi

swine

8 S`arabha-anana

s`arabha-face

9 Ulukika

little owl

1 S`iva-arava
0

corpse-howler

1 Mayuri
1

peafowl

1 Vikat.a-anana
2

monstrous face

1 As.t.a-vakra
3

eight-snouts

1 Kot.a-raks.i
4

fort-defending

1 Kubja
5

hunchbacked

1 Vikat.a-locana
6

monstrous eye

1 S`us.ka-udari
7

shrivelled belly

1 Lalaj-jihva
8

lolling tongue

1 S`va-dams.t.ra
9

hound-fang

2 Vanara-anana
0

monkey-face

2 R.ks.a-aks.i
1

bear-eyed

2 Kekara-aks.i
2

squint-eyed

2 Br.hat-tun.d.a
3

big beak

2 Sura-priya
4

wine-pleased

2 Kapala-hasta
5

skull [stuck to]


hand

2 Rakta-aks.i
6

blood-eyed

2 S`uki
7

parrot

2 S`yeni
8

hawk

2 Kapotika
9

little pigeon

3 Pas`a-hasta
0

fetter hand

3 Dan.d.a-hasta
1

rod hand

3 Pra-can.d.a
2 Can.d.a-vikrama

ferocious fiercestepping

3 S`is`u-ghni
3

child-killing

3 Papa-hantri
4

sin-killer

3 Kali
5

black / time

3 Rudhira-payini
6

ruddy fluid

3 Vasa-dhaya
7

marrow-sipping

3 Garbha-bhaks.a
8

embryo-enjoyer

3 S`ava-hasta
9

corpse-hand

4 Antra-malini
0

guts-wreathed

4 Sthula-kes`i
1

coarse hair

4 Br.hat-kuks.i
2

big belly

4 Sarpa-asya
3

serpent-face

4 Preta-vahana
4

ghost-vehicle

4 Danda-s`uka-kara
5

rod parrot
making

4 Kraun~ci
6

curlew

4 Mr.ga-s`irs.a
7

deer-head

4 Vr.s.a-anana
8

ox-face

4 Vyatta-asya
9

open-mouthed
face

5 Dhuma-nih.s`vasa
0

smoke-sighing

5 Vyoma-eka-caran.a sky single foot


1
5 Urdhva-dhr.k
2

upright support

5 Tapani-dr.s.t.i
3

heating sight

5 S`os.ani-dr.s.t.i
4

drying sight

5 Kot.ari
5

hollow

5 Sthula-nasika
6

huge-nosed

5 Vidyut-prabha
7

lightning light

5 Balaka-asya
8

childish face

5 Marjari
9

cat

6 Kat.a-putana
0

hip putrified

6 At.t.a-at.t.a-hasa
1

raucous
laughter

6 Kama-aks.i
2

desire-eyed

6 Mr.ga-aks.i
3

deer-eyed

6 Mr.ga-locana
4

deer-eye

ANCIENT INDIAN TRADITION AND MYTHOLOGY SERIES, Vol. 59 = G. V. Tagare (tr.):


The Skanda Puran.a, Part. X. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1996. [pp. 494-495]

64 Yogini-s, sets of
1.---------------------------------2.---------------------------------3.---------------------------------5.
1. Brahman.i

1. B

1.

2. Can.d.ika

2. C

2. C

3. Raudri

3. R

3. R

4. Gauri

4. G

4. G

5. Indran.i

5. I

5. I

6. Kaumari

6. K

6. K

7. Bhairavi

7. Bh

8. Dus-ga

8. D

8. D

9. Nara-sim.hi

9. N

9. N

10. Kalika

10. K

10. K

11. Ca-mun.d.a

11. C

11. C

12. S`iva-duti

12. S`

12. S`

13. Varahi

13. V

13. V

14. Kaus`iki

14. K

14. K

15. Maha-is`vari

15. Maha ...

15. Maha ...

16. S`ankari

16. S`

16. S`

17. Jayanti

17. J

17. J

18. Sarvamangala

18. S

18. S

19. Kali

19. K
20. Karalini

21. Medha

21. M

19. K

54. B

56. K

60. V

[51. S]

22. S`iva

22. S`

21. S`

23. S`aka-ambari 23. S`

22. S`

3. S`akaambhari

24. Bhima

24. Bh

23. Bh

4. Bh

25. S`anta

25. S`

24. S`

26. Bhramari

26. Bh

25. Bh

6. Bh

27. Rudran.i

28. R

26. R

18. R

28. Ambika

29. A

29. Ks.ama

30. K

28. K

30. Dhatri

31.Dhatri

29. Dhatri

31. Svaha

32. S

31. S

32. Svadha

33. S

30. S

33. Parn.a

32. A-parn.a

34. Maha-udari

34. Maha-dari

33. Maha-udari

28. M

35. Ghora-rupa

35. Gh

34. Gh

30. Gh

36. Maha-kali

36. M

35. M

37. Bhadra-kali

37. Bh

39. Ks.ema-kari

38. Kapalini

37. K

39. Ks.emankari

38. Ks.eman-kari
41. Balakini

47. Priyan-kari

47. P

45. P

48. Bala-vikarin.i 48. Bala ...


49. Balapramanthani

49. Balapramandini

48. Balapramanthani

50. Madana-

50. M

49. Mana ...

31. Maha-bala

unmanthani
51. Sarva-bhuta-

51. S

-damani

50. Sarva-bhuta-damari

52. Uma

52. U

51. U

53. Tara

53. T

52. T

54. Maha-nidra

54. M

53. M

55. Vijaya

55. V

54. V

56. Jaya

56. J

55. J

57. S`aila-putri

57. S`

56. S`aila-puri

62. Kus.man.d.i

60. Kus.man.d.i

60. Kus.man.d.a

63. Katya-ayani

62. K

62. K

63. Kala-ratri

63. K

64. M

64. M

64. Maha-gauri

13.-------------------------------14.-------------------------------15.-------------------------------16.
1. A-ks.obhya

1. A

1. A

1. A

2. R.ks.a-karn.i 2.R.

2. R.

2. R.

3. Raks.asi

3. R

3. R

3. R

4. Ks.upan.a

4. Ks.apan.a

4. Ks.apan.a

4. Ks.apa

5. Ks.aya

5. K

5. K

5. K

6. Pinga-aks.i

6. P

6. P

7. A-ks.aya

7. A

7. A

8. Ks.ema

8. A-ks.apa

9. Ila

9. I

7. A

9. Hela

10. Lila

10. Lila-vati

10. Nila-laya

11. Laya

11. L

11. Lola

12. L

12. L

13. Lanka

13. L

14. Lankais`vari

14. L

14. Lalasa

15. L

15. L

15. Vimala

16. V

16. V

16. V

16. Huta-ahs`a

17. Huta-as`ana

17. Huta-as`a

17. Hutaas`ani

17. Vis`alaaks.i

18. V

18. V

18. Vid.ala ...

18. Hun-kari

19. Hum-kara

19. Humkara

19. Hum-kari

19. Vad.avamukhi

20. V

20. V

20. Vad.va ...

21. Ha-ha-rava

21. H

20. Mahakrura

22. M

22. M

21. Krodhana

23.K

23. K

23. K

22. Bhayankari

24. Bhaya-

24. Bhaya-

24. Bhaya-

23. Mahaanana

-anana

-anana

-anana

24. Sarva-jn~a

25. S

25. S

25. S

25. Tarala

26. T

26. T

26. Tara

27. T

27. T

27. R.c-veda

28. R.

10. Lila

11. L

15. L

28. R.

28. Hayaanana

29. H

30. Rudrasamgrahi

30. Rasa ...

31. S`ambara

32. S`abara

32. Talajanghika

33. Talu-jihvika

33. Talajangha

33. Rakta-aks.i

34. R

34. R

35. Vidyutjihva

35. V

35. V

36. Karankini

36. K

36. K

37. Meghanada

37. M

37. M

37. M

38. Pracan.d.augra

38. P

38. P

38.
Pracan.d.a

39. Kala-karn.i

39. K

39. K

39. K

40. Vara-prada

40. Vara-da

40. Varaprada

41. Candra

41. Candrahasa

41. Candra

41. Campaka

42. Candraavali

42. Candraavali

42. Candraavala

42. Campaavati

43. Prapan~ca

43. Vis.aprapan~ca

43. P

43. P

44. P

44.
Pralayanta

45. Picu-vaktra

45. Picuvakra

45. Picuvaktra

46. Pis`a-aci

46.P

46. P

46. P

47. Pis`ita-as`a

47. P

47. P

47. Pis`ita-

44.
Pralayantika

29. H

33. Talajangha

35. V

asava48. Lolupa

48. Lolupa

48. Lolupa

-lolupa

49. Dhamani

49. Vamani

49. Vamana

48. Vamani

50. Tapani

50. T

50. T

52. Vikr.taanana

52. V

52.V

51. V

53. Vayu-vega

53. Vayu-vegika

53. Vayuvega

52. V

54. Br.hadkuks.i

54. B

54. B

55. Vikr.ta

55. V

55. V

54. Vicitra

56. Vis`varupika

56. V

56. Vis`varupa

55. Vis`varupin.i

57. Yama-jihva

57. Y

57. Y

56. Y

58. Jayanti

58. J

58. J

58. J

59. Dus-jaya

59. D

59. D

59. D

60. Jayantika

60. Yamangika

60. Avantika

60.
Yamantika

61. Bid.ali

61. Vid.ali

61. V

62. V

62. Revati

62. R

62. R

63. Putana

63. P

63. Pretana

64. Vijayantika

64. V

64. Jayantika

64. Putana

18.-------------------------------19.-------------------------------20.-------------------------------25.
1. Divya-yogini

1. D

1. Divya-yogi

1. Divya-yoga

2. Maha-yogini

2. M

2. Maha-yogi

2. Maha-yoga

3. Siddha-yogi

3. Siddha-yoga

3. Siddha-yogini 3. S

4. Gan.a-is`vari

4. G

4. Maha-is`vari

4. M

6. D.akini

6. D.

6. D.

6. D.

7. Kali

7. Kalini

7. Kali

8. Kala-ratri

8. K

8. K

7. K

9. Nis`acari

9. N

9. N

8. N

10. Hum-kari

10. H

10. Hum-karini

11. Hum-kari

11. Siddhavaitali

11. Raudri

11. Raudravetali

10. Raudra-vetali

13. Bhutad.amari

13. Bhutala

13. Bhutad.amari

12. Bhuvanais`vari

14. Urdhvakes`i

15. Urdhvakes`ini

14. Urdhvakes`i

13. U

16. Virupaaks.i

15. V

14. V

16. S`us.ka-angi

17. S`

17. Narabhojini

18. N

15. S`
16. ... bhojini

18. Phet-kari
19. Vira

16. N
17. Phat.-kari

20. V
21. Virabhadra

18. Virabhadra-is`i

18. Vira-bhadra

20. Dhumraaks.i

22. Dh

19. Dhumraangi

19. Dhumra-aks.i

21. Kali-priya

23. Kalahapriya

20. Kalahapriya

20. Kalaha-priya

22. Rakta-aks.i

24. Raks.asi

21. Raks.asi

22. Raks.asi

23. Ghora-

25. Ghora

22. Ghora-

23. Ghora

-rakta

26. Rakta-aks.i

-rakta-aks.i

21. Rakta-aks.i

27. Vis`va-rupa

23. Vis`va-rupi

24. Vis`va-rupa

25. Bhayamkari

28. Bh

24. Bh

25. Bh

26. Vira

[30. Nira]

25. Vira-

30. Vira-

27. Kaumarika

[31. Kaumari]

-kaumari

-kaumarika

28. Can.d.i

29. Can.d.ika

26. Can.d.i

31. Chan.d.i

29. Varahi

32. V

27. V

32. V

30. Mun.d.adharin.i

33. M

28. Rupadharin.i

33. M

34. Asura

29. Bhaya-asuri

35. Raudra ...

30. Raudra ...


31. Bhis.an.i

[28. Bhis.an.a]

37. Tripuraantaka

32. Tripuraantaki

[29. Tripuraantaka]

38. Bhai-ravi

33. Bhaya-

34. Bhai-ravi

39. Dhvamsini

vidhvamsini

33. Krodha

40. K

34. Krodhi

36. Kridha-

34. Dus-mukhi

41. D

35. D

-dus-mukhi

35. Preta-vahini

42. P

36. P

37. P

36. Kant.aki

43.
Khat.vangini

37. Khangini

38. Khatvanga-

37. Dirghalambos.t.i

44. D

38. D

-dirgha-lambos.t.i

38. Malini

45. M

39. M

[61. M] 39.
Malati

39. Mantrayogini

46. M

40. M

40. M

40. Kalini

47. Kala-

41. Sa-kala-

-agnihani
42. Cakri
43. Kankali

48. K

44. Bhuvanais`vari

49. Bh

-grahin.i

43. Graha

42. Cakrin.i

42. Cakrin.i
44. K

44. Bh

45. Bh

45. Kant.aki

47. K

45. Krubhala

48. S`ubhra

46. Taluki

50. Tratini

46. Trota ...

48. Yama-duti

51. Y

47. Y

49. Kriya-duti

49. Karalini

52. K

48. K

50 K

56. Ka-muki

54. Kar-muki

54. Kaika-muki

56. Ka-mukhi

55. Kakadr.s.t.i

55. K

58. K

56. Adhasmukhi

56. A

59. A

57. Mun.d.aagra-

57. M

-dharin.i
57. Vyaghri

59. Pretabhus.in.i

58. V
58. Kinkini

59. Kinkin.i

59. Pretabhaks.ini

60. Pretabhaks.in.i

60. Dus-jat.i

61. D

61. Vikati

62. Vikat.i

62. Ghori

63. Ghora-

60. D

62. Ghora

-kapali

63. Kapali

64. Vis.abhaks.in.i

64. Vis`a-bhojini

reference:
Vidya Dehejia: Yogini Cult and Temples. National Museum,
New Delhi, 1986.
pp. 194 to 195
1 = Kalika Puran.a, chapter 63
2 = Durga Puja
3 = Maha-kala Samhita
p. 196
5 = Br.had-nandi-kes`vara Puran.a
pp. 205 to 209
13 = Agni Puran.a, chapter 52
14 = Catur-varga Cinta-man.i, Virat.a khan.d.a, chapter 1
15 = Pratis.t.ha Laks.an.a Sara Samuccaya, chapter 7, verses
327 to 400
16 = Mata-uttara Tantra, chapter 20
pp. 210 to 211
18 = Jaipur MS., A.D. 1501
19 = Catus.as.t.i-yogini Namavali
20 = Catus.as.t.i-yogini Pujan
p. 214
25 = Tattva-nidhi
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------the names of the 64 Yogini-s in chapter 45, verses 34-41, of the Purva-ardha of the Kas`ikhan.d.a of the Skanda Puran.a
# name

meaning

1 Gaja-anana

elephant-face

2 Simha-mukhi

lion-mouth

3 Gr.dhra-asya

vulture-face

4 Kaka-tun.d.ika

crow-beaked

5 Us.t.ra-griva

camel-neck

6 Haya-griva

horse
[originally,
"giraffe"?]

7 Varahi

swine

8 S`arabha-anana

s`arabha-face

9 Ulukika

little owl

1 S`iva-arava
0

corpse-howler

1 Mayuri
1

peafowl

1 Vikat.a-anana
2

monstrous face

1 As.t.a-vakra
3

eight-snouts

1 Kot.a-raks.i
4

fort-defending

1 Kubja
5

hunchbacked

1 Vikat.a-locana
6

monstrous eye

1 S`us.ka-udari
7

shrivelled belly

1 Lalaj-jihva
8

lolling tongue

1 S`va-dams.t.ra
9

hound-fang

2 Vanara-anana
0

monkey-face

2 R.ks.a-aks.i
1

bear-eyed

2 Kekara-aks.i
2

squint-eyed

2 Br.hat-tun.d.a
3

big beak

2 Sura-priya
4

wine-pleased

2 Kapala-hasta
5

skull [stuck to]


hand

2 Rakta-aks.i
6

blood-eyed

2 S`uki
7

parrot

2 S`yeni
8

hawk

2 Kapotika
9

little pigeon

3 Pas`a-hasta
0

fetter hand

3 Dan.d.a-hasta
1

rod hand

3 Pra-can.d.a
2 Can.d.a-vikrama

ferocious fiercestepping

3 S`is`u-ghni
3

child-killing

3 Papa-hantri
4

sin-killer

3 Kali
5

black / time

3 Rudhira-payini
6

ruddy fluid

3 Vasa-dhaya
7

marrow-sipping

3 Garbha-bhaks.a
8

embryo-enjoyer

3 S`ava-hasta
9

corpse-hand

4 Antra-malini
0

guts-wreathed

4 Sthula-kes`i
1

coarse hair

4 Br.hat-kuks.i
2

big belly

4 Sarpa-asya
3

serpent-face

4 Preta-vahana
4

ghost-vehicle

4 Danda-s`uka-kara
5

rod parrot
making

4 Kraun~ci
6

curlew

4 Mr.ga-s`irs.a
7

deer-head

4 Vr.s.a-anana
8

ox-face

4 Vyatta-asya
9

open-mouthed
face

5 Dhuma-nih.s`vasa
0

smoke-sighing

5 Vyoma-eka-caran.a sky single foot


1

5 Urdhva-dhr.k
2

upright support

5 Tapani-dr.s.t.i
3

heating sight

5 S`os.ani-dr.s.t.i
4

drying sight

5 Kot.ari
5

hollow

5 Sthula-nasika
6

huge-nosed

5 Vidyut-prabha
7

lightning light

5 Balaka-asya
8

childish face

5 Marjari
9

cat

6 Kat.a-putana
0

hip putrified

6 At.t.a-at.t.a-hasa
1

raucous
laughter

6 Kama-aks.i
2

desire-eyed

6 Mr.ga-aks.i
3

deer-eyed

6 Mr.ga-locana
4

deer-eye

ANCIENT INDIAN TRADITION AND MYTHOLOGY SERIES, Vol. 59 = G. V. Tagare (tr.):


The Skanda Puran.a, Part. X. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1996. [pp. 494-495]

The 64 Yoginis of Matsyendranath


This is an old page now. There is more information at www.shivashakti.com.
The diagram and details below are from Kaulajnananirnaya, detailed on the
newer pages.
As the first of the siddhas, the Tibetan sources mention Luhi-pa (Luyi-pada)
who is most probably identical with Matsyendranatha, the teacher of the
famous Gorakshanatha...The natha-siddhas...deserve to be singled out for
separate treatment by virtue of their enormous influence on the development
of Yoga - Textbook of Yoga, Georg Feuerstein,ch 10
There are more systems of chakras in the tantrik tradition than most people
realise. One of the most ancient appears in chapter nine of the Kaulajnana
Nirnaya, attributed to Siddha Matsyendranath. Said to be the progenitor of
the Kaula school of tantra, this chakra system is eightfold. Each of the lotuses
has eight petals and these represent the 64 yoginis, famed in Kamarupa.
"The letter ksa is in the Brahmarandhra, la in the forehead, ha between the
eyes, sa in the mouth, sa in the throat, sha in the heart, va in the navel, and ha
in the genitals. Dear One, listen to the collective meditation in these chakra
places.
"The first of the eight is a celestial eight petal lotus of pure crystal
effulgence, a heavenly fire or flame, completely without stain, free from all
duality, from the fires of cruelty, devoid even of nothingness. One should
avoid perturbation and practise equipoise (Sama) consciousness. One my see
even beyond the future, one with the endless circle of time, having
knowledge of what is spoken at a distance, able to both grant boons and to
paralyse, with the ability to seize and subjugate pashus, or to destroy or to
kill them, mortal, always truthful, and in equipoise, becoming eloquent, a
Siddha, and able to do anything.
"One should meditate on the second as having eight petals, as bright as a
beautiful pure flame. One conquers death and becomes the cause of great
excitation. Meditating one-pointedly on this multi-fold form one becomes an
emperor amongst kings, doing whatsoever one wills, and may destroy all in
the three worlds, whether animate or inanimate - like Kruddha, the cause of
both creation and dissolution, always engaged in love.
"The third great chakra is the deliverer from the nine tattvas. After meditating
on the Guru in that chakra for six months, one my achieve whatever is
wished for, destroy old age, be able to see at a distance, able to obstruct, even
if one hundred yojanas distant. In a lonely place one should meditate on that
multi-fold form.
"The fourth chakra is the cause of peace, increasing happiness and pleasure.
By always meditating on it, afterwards one becomes immortal, eloquent,
victorious over death and disease. Practising it daily, one causes death to flee.
By continual practice for a period of sixteen seasons on this great chakra, one
becomes able to destroy in a day and a night.

"O Surasundari, the fifth great lotus has eight petals. One should always meditate on it as being
of a smoky colour, then one my shake the three worlds. It causes eloquence and avoidance of
untimely death, and allows one to both enslave and paralyse.
"If one should meditate devotedly on the sixth royal chakra, fiery, with a pericarp of eight petals,
as bright as liquid gold, the cause of Iccha Siddhi, it enables one to see into the future, giving
Anima and the other seven siddhis - of this there is no doubt.
"Dear Mahadevi, the seventh is as bright as the full moon, auspicious, within the body,
bestowing both enjoyment and liberation, destroying fever and death, enabling one to enter into
another's body. what may not be done? One becomes the best within a circle of people. "PrettyEyed One, the eighth great chakra, adorned with eight petals, gives Dharma, Artha, Kama and
Moksha."

Yoginis of the Kalika Purana

The yoginis in question are listed here alphabetically; the


numbering is simply a means for counting and not meant to indicate

any inherent succession or hierarchy. This list does not appear in


the Kalika Purana itself.
Akasaganga
Ambika (a manifestation of Durga)
Aparna
Balapramathini
Bhadrakali
Bhairavi (5th Mahavidya)
Bhayamkari
Bhimadevi, or Bhima (also an Apsaras)
Bhramari
Bhuvanesvari (4th Mahavidya)
Brahmani (also a Navadurga, a Saptamatrika and a Wangchugma)
Camunda (also a Nayika, a Navadurga and a Saptamatrika)
Canda (also a Nayika)
Candaghanta
Candanayika (also a Nayika)
Candavati (also a Nayika)
Candi
Candika ("Violent and Impertuous One")
Candroga (also a Nayika)
Damani ("She Who Subdues")
Dhatri/Dhrti (also a Matrika)
Dikkaravasini
Dirghika
Durga (also a Navadurga)
Gauri
Ghorarupa
Guptadurga
Indrani (also a Saptamatrika and Wangchugma)
Jaya (also a Matrika)
Jayanti
Kalaratri (one of Kali's 100 names)
Kalavikarini
Kali (1st Mahavidya)
Kalika (also a Navadurga, and one of Kali's 100 names)
Kapalini
Katyayani
Kaumari (or Kumari; also a Saptamatrika and Wangchugma)
Kausiki
Ksama
Ksemankari
Kusmandi

Lalita (the goddess of the Lalita Sahasranama)


Madanonmathini
Mahagauri
Mahakali
Mahanidra
Mahesvari (also a Saptamatrika)
Mahodari
Manahprotsahakarini
Mangala (an incarnation of Vajravarahi)
Matangi (9th Mahavidya)
Medha (also a Matrika)
Narasimhi
Pancapuskarini
Prakati
Priyamkari
Raudri
Rudrani
Sailaputri
Sakambari (plant fertility, drugs)
Sankari
Santa/Santi (also a Matrika)
Sarvamangala
Siddhida
Sivaduti
Skandamatr
Svadha (also a Matrika)
Svaha (also a Matrika)
Tara, Taraka (2nd Mahavidya)
Ugra, Ugracanda (also a Nayika)
Uma (also a name of Durga)
Vaishnavi (also a Saptamatrika)
Varahi (also a Saptamatrika and a Wangchugma.
Vijaya (also a Matrika; also the name of a male Guardian of the
Gate)
Vindhyakandaravasini

This is just for your information.If anyone needs specific


information about any particular yogini they can reply back to this
posting.I would be glad to share information about it to all.
Yours yogically,
Dattu