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Mix medium on paper
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Artist: Pisurwo


I painted Yaksha and Yakshini

Yakshini (Sanskrit: याक्षिणि, also known as Yakshi and Yakkhini in Pali) are mythical beings of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain mythology. Yakshini (Yakshi) is the female counterpart of the male Yaksha, and they are attendees of Kubera, the Hindu god of wealth who rules in the mythical Himalayan kingdom of Alaka. They are the guardians of the treasure hidden in the earth and resemble fairies. Yakshinis are often depicted as beautiful and voluptuous, with wide hips, narrow waists, broad shoulders, and exaggerated, spherical breasts. In Uddamareshvara Tantra, thirty-six Yakshinis are described, including their mantras and ritual prescriptions. A similar list of Yakshas and Yakshinis are given in the Tantraraja Tantra, where it says that these beings are givers of whatever is desired. Although Yakshinis are usually benevolent, there are also yakshinis with malevolent characteristics in Indian folklore.


36 Yakshinis


The list of thirty six yakshinis given in the Uddamareshvara Tantra is as follows:



A Yakshini. 10th century, Mathura, India. Guimet Museum.

Vichitra (The Lovely One): She bestows all desires.

Vibhrama (Amorous One)

Hamsi (The one with Swan): She reveals the whereabouts of buried treasure, and grants an unguent with which one may see through solid objects.

Bhishani (The Terrifying): The ritual is to be performed at the junction of 3 paths. The mantra is to be recited 10,000 times. Camphor and ghee are to be used as the offering. Om Aim Drim Mahamode Bhishani Dram Dram Svaha.

Janaranjika (Delighting Men): She gives great good fortune and happiness.

Vishala (Large Eyed): She gives the alchemical elixir.

Madana (Lustful): She gives a cure-all pill.

Ghanta (Bell): She gives the ability to enchant the world.

Kalakarni (Ears Adorned with Kalas):

Mahabhaya (Greatly Fearful): Protection from disease. She gives freedom from fear and the secret of alchemy, also freeing one from grey hair and signs of old age.

Mahendri (Greatly Powerful): Gives the person the ability to fly and go anywhere.One obtains Patala Siddhi.

Shankhini (Conch Girl ): Fulfilment of any desire.

Chandri (Moon Girl):

Shmashana (Cremation Ground Girl ): She gives treasure, destroys obstacles, and one is able to paralyse folk with a mere glance.

Vatayakshini: She also gives a divine and magical unguent.

Mekhala (Love Girdle):

Vikala: She yields the desired fruit.

Lakshmi (Wealth): She gives Lakshmi Siddhi, the secrets of alchemy, and heavenly treasure.

Malini (Flower Girl ): She gives Khadga Siddhi, which means being able to stop any weapon.

Shatapatrika (100 Flowers ):

Sulochana (Lovely Eyed): She gives Paduka Siddhi, enabling one to travel at great speed through the aethers.

Shobha: The Devi gives the power of full enjoyment and the appearance of great beauty.

Kapalini (Skull Girl): She gives Kapala Siddhi. She gives the power to go anywhere in the aethers in one’s sleep, and also to go to any great distance away.


Nati (Actress): The Nati gives hidden treasure, an alchemical unguent, and the power of mantra yoga.


The text states these have already been described.

The text states these have already been described.

Manohara (Fascinating):

Pramoda (Fragrant):

Anuragini (Very Passionate):



Padmini is said to be included in (35) below.

Svarnavati: She gives Anjana Siddhi.

Ratipriya (Fond of Love):

1 review for Yakshini

  1. sardar jadhav

    nice work!

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