Dakinis are. Dancing ecstatically, they appear to practitioners as naked, female beings with wrathful faces, wearing jewellery made of human skulls. Dakinis convey the wisdom of the in a challenging and extreme manner.
Vajravarahi, referred to as “Diamond Sow” in Tibet, personifies the elementary force of the recognition of truth. She is depicted dancing ecstatically, completely naked but for her bone jewellery. In her hands she holds a cleaver and a skull cup brimming with blood – attributes intended to remind practitioners of the transient nature of the human body. Vajravarahi can be identified by the boar’s head on the right side of her face. Powerful and dangerous, the boar is a symbol of fearlessness and signifies the power Vajravarahi possesses to overcome the internal and external obstacles on the path to the recognition of truth.