Dorje Phagmo Vajra Varahi Thangka Painting by Kumar Lama

Dorje Phagmo Vajra Varahi

Dorje Phagmo, also known as Vajrayogini or Vajravarahi and sometimes as "the Queen of Dakinis" is the primary female deity who manifests all the female aspects (prajnas) of the peaceful/wrathful Buddhas (heruka). Vajravarahi, whose name means "Adamantine or Thunderbolt Sow", is usually shown with a sow's head, representing triumph over ignorance, emerging over her right ear. With her sword she destroys delusion and with her screech shatters illusion. She is the goddess of "wisdom through experience" who drives away evil spirits such as depression.