Aşţayoginī

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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Asţayogini, AsţayoginI, Ashţayogini


  1. the eight yoginīs
  2. the group of eight female goddesses, or personified powers, who are the companions of the Mother Goddess, also known as aşţasakhī, or the eight friends, namely: Śailaputrī, Candraghanţā, Skandamātā, Kālarātri, Candikā, Kuşmāndī, Kātyāyanī and Mahāgaurī.