Vajrayogini (literally, “diamond female yogi” in Sanskrit), the female Buddha of wisdom and great bliss. Vajrayogini is considered the Queen of Dakinis (“sky dancers,” or female Tantric enlightened beings), and it has been said that the Yoga Tantra practice of Vajrayogini enables anybody, especially those who are plagued by strong desires and attachment, to attain enlightenment rapidly, as the instruction of the practice comes directly from Her.
Vajrayogini is inarguably the supreme deity of the Tantric Buddhist pantheon, and even Her divine consort, Heruka-Cakrasamvara (often depicted as a spear on the goddess’s shoulder) doesn’t come close to approaching Vajrayogini’s metaphysical and iconographic importance. Typically, Vajrayogini is blood-red in color, naked except for elaborate ornaments of human bone and a necklace of skulls (corresponding to the 16 vowels and 35 consonants of the Sanskrit alphabet). In Her right hand, She holds a flaying knife used to cut off attachments, and in Her left She carries a skull cup filled with mahasukha (the great bliss), which She pours out like wine to Her devotees.