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A yakshini is the female counterpart of the male yaksha, and they both attend to Kubera, the Hindu

god of wealth who rules in the mythical Himalayan kingdom of Alaka. They both look
after treasure hidden in the earth and resemble that of fairies. Yakshinis are often depicted as
beautiful and voluptuous, with wide hips, narrow waists, broad shoulders, and exaggerated,
spherical breasts. In the Uddamareshvara Tantra, thirty-six yakshinis are described, including
their mantras and ritualprescriptions. A similar list of yakshas and yakshinis is 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 inIndian folklore.
The list of thirty six yakshinis given in the Uddamareshvara Tantra is as follows:[1]

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

1. Vichitra (The Strange One)


2. Vibhrama (The Amorous One)
3. Hamsi (Swan)
4. Bhishani (The Terrifying),
5. Janaranjika (The people entertainer)
6. Vishala (The large eyed)
7. Madhana (Lustful)
8. Ghanta (Bell)
9. Kalakarni (Ears Adorned with Kalas[disambiguation needed])

10. Mahabhaya (The Great Fear)


11. Mahendri (The Great Power)
12. Shankhini (The Conch wielding woman)
13. Chandri (A Woman whose beauty is comparable to the Moon)
14. Shmashana (The Cremation ground woman)
15. Vatayakshini
16. Mekhala (Love Girdle)
17. Vikala
18. Lakshmi (Named after the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi)
19. Malini (The Flower woman)
20. Shatapatrika (100 Flowers)
21. Sulochana (Lovely Eyed)
22. Shobha
23. Kapalini (Skull Girl)
24. Varayakshini
25. Nati (Actress)
26. Kameshvari
27. Unknown
28. Unknown
29. Manohara (Fascinating)
30. Pramoda (Fragrant)
31. Anuragini (Very Passionate)
32. Nakhakeshi
33. Bhamini

34. Padmini
35. Svarnavati
36. Ratipriya (Fond of Love)