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Yakshini is a class of nature spirits or mythical beings in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cultures. They are usually depicted as beautiful, supernatural female entities with extraordinary powers and abilities.

By AKASHRAJ005Published 7 months ago 3 min read

In the 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. They are the guardians of the treasure hidden in the earth.They can be Sattvik, Rajas, Tamas in natur

Yakshini is a class of nature spirits or mythical beings in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cultures. They are usually depicted as beautiful, supernatural female entities with extraordinary powers and abilities.

In Hinduism, yakshinis are believed to be the companions of Kubera, the god of wealth, and are associated with fertility, abundance, and prosperity. They are often depicted holding lotus flowers, fruit, or other symbols of prosperity.


36 Yakshinis

  1. Vichitra (The Lovely One)
  2. Vibhrama (Amorous One): She is a tamas yakshini and should be worshipped naked by lighting camphor, ghee, and her mantra should be recited 20,000 times. Her mantra should be written with dust from Cremation Ground. After that 20,000 times havan need to be performed with cow ghee.
  3. Hamsi (The one with Swan)
  4. Bhishani (The Terrifying)
  5. Janaranjika (Pleasuring Men)
  6. Vishala (Large Eyed)
  7. Madana (Lustful)
  8. Ghanta (Bell)
  9. Kalakarni (Ears Adorned with Kalas): Recite her mantra 10000 times with blade of grass. She gives a shakti.
  10. Mahabhaya (Greatly Fearful)
  11. Mahendri (Greatly Powerful): Gives the person the ability to fly. One obtains Patala Siddhi.
  12. Shankhini (Conch Girl ): Fulfilment of any desire.
  13. Chandri (Moon Girl):
  14. Shmashana (Cremation Ground Girl ): She is a Tamas yakshini.
  15. Vatayakshini: She resides in the banyan tree.
  16. Mekhala (Love Girdle): She gives magical unguent which when smeared subjugated women. The sadhak has to go to madhuka tree in blossom on 14th day of lunar cycle and must chant her mantra. "Om Drim hum madanamekalayai madanavidhambanayai namah svaha".
  17. Vikala
  18. Lakshmi (Wealth)
  19. Malini (Flower Girl )
  20. Shatapatrika (100 Flowers )
  21. Sulochana (Lovely Eyed)
  22. Shobha
  23. Kapalini (Skull Girl)
  24. Varayakshini: She bestows boons to sadhak.
  25. Nati (Actress)
  26. Kameshvari: She gives gems,clothes and secrets of alchemy to the sadhak.
  27. Dhana yakshini: She is used to provide knowledge on past,present.She is a sattva yakshini.She also provide riches to the sadhak.The sadhak should climb and sit on banyan tree and chant 10000 times "Om Aim hreem shreem dhana kuru kuru swaha" during daytime.
  28. Karnapisachi: She is a tamas yakshini.She is used by aghori to know about past and present life of person by whispering in ear of person who has attained siddhi.It is mentioned that sadhak should leave this Siddhi else the karnapisachi takes soul of sadhak for serving it for 1000 years.Her mantra is "Om arvinde swaha" which needs to be chanted 10000 times within 21 days.
  29. Manohara (Fascinating)
  30. Pramoda (Fragrant): For one month rise at midnight and pronounce the mantra for 1000 times. "Om hrim pramodyai swaha".
  31. Anuragini (Very Passionate)
  32. Nakhakeshi: She gives fruit on Siddhi.
  33. Bhamini: She gives an wonderful unguent which smeared alludes women and helps find treasure. Recite her mantra at the time of an of eclipse. "Om hrim yakshini bhamini ratipriye swaha".
  34. Padmini: She is mentioned in (35).
  35. Svarnavati: She gives Anjana Siddhi.

Ratipriya (Fond of Love): She is a Satva yakshini.Her image should be drawn in yellow silk cloth with beautiful women Adorned with jewels and worshipped with ghee lamp,one unbroken nutmeg.She should be invoked with mantra "Om hrim ratipriya swaha" or "Om agacchh ratipriye swaha" each night(from 11.30 am to 3.30 am)till the yakshini manifests. During the time of sadhana,the sadhak should not eat Non veg, betel leaves. It is not suitable for married men.

Overall, yakshinis are considered to be powerful and influential spirits or beings, and are often worshipped or revered in various cultures and traditions in South Asia.

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