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the 64 Yoginis

To: alt.magick.tyagi
From: "Alexandra Kafka" 
Subject: the 64 Yoginis
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 05:50:23 +0100

According to my information the 64 Yoginis are:

Jaya
Vijaya
Jayanthi
Aparajitha
Divya Yogini
Maha Yogini
Siddha Yogini
Ganeshwara Yogini
Predasini
Dakini
Kamala
Kaalaratri
Nisasari
Dankarini
Roudri
Hoomkarini
Urdvakesini
Virupakshi
Suklangi
Narabhojini
Patkari
Virabadra
Doomangi
Kalakapriya
Korarakthakshi
Viswarupa
Abhayankari
Virakowmari
Chandika
Varahi
Mundadarini
Rakshasi
Bhairavi
Dwangshini
Doomrangi
Predavahini
Katwangi
Dirgalamboshti
Maalini
Mattha Yogini
Kalini
Chakrini
Kangali
Bhuvaneswari
Chataki
Mahamari
Yamaduthi
Karalini
Kesini
Marthini
Romajanga
Nivarini
Visalini
Kaarmuki
Loli
Adomuki
Mundakradarini
Vyakrini
Kangkshini
Predarupini
Durjati
Kori
Karali
Vishalambini

Are these names correct?
How do Kamala and Bhuvanesvari come in this group?
Are they not rather Mahavidyas than Yoginis?
What about Varahi, who usually belongs to the 8 Matrikas?

I also heard about Yoginis especially worshipped in the Kaula Sampadaya,
such as HrasvAjanghA, TalAjangha, ParalambOnI, KrostAmukhi, Dirghajangha and
LambodarmukhI.
Who are they?
Why are they not included in the group of 64 Yoginis?

Is there a connection between the 64 Yoginis and Indian astrology?

Alex







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