Sākini

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sakini, SAkini, Saakini


Sākini is an aspect of the Divine Mother.[1]

Each of the six cakras or psychic centers in the human body is associated with a Śakti as the presiding deity. The Śakti of the viśuddhacakra is called Śākini, the Śiva aspect being Sadāśiva. She wears yellow garments and has four hands in which she carries bow, arrow, noose and goad.


References

  1. Divine mother means Śakti or Pārvatī.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore