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The 64 Yoginis are considered manifestations of the divine feminine energy in Indian Tantra, particularly in the Kaula tradition. They represent various aspects of cosmic power and are worshipped for spiritual empowerment and enlightenment. In Kaula Tantra, they play a crucial role in rituals and meditative practices aimed at awakening one’s inner potential and achieving transcendence.

The names of the 64 Yoginis vary depending on the tradition and region. Some common names include Mahakali, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, and Matangi, among others.

The names of the 64 Yoginis can vary across different traditions and texts, but here are some common ones:1. Mahakali2. Mahavidya3. Bhairavi4. Chinnamasta5. Dhumavati6. Bagalamukhi7. Matangi8. Kamala9. Varahi10. Sodashi11. Tripura Sundari12. Tara13. Bhuvaneshwari14. Bhairavi15. Dharmasasta16. Annapurna17. Kamakhya18. Gayatri19. Saraswati20. Mahalakshmi21. Tripura Bhairavi22. Chandi23. Chamunda24. Rudrani25. Indrani26. Varuni27. Vayavi28. Surya29. Chhinnamasta30. Vayu31. Samudra32. Siddheshwari33. Muktakeshi34. Lakshmi35. Gandhari36. Durga37. Vimala38. Yogeshwari39. Brahmani40. Katyayani41. Maheshwari42. Dhumavati43. Bagala44. Tarini45. Shitala46. Bhairavi47. Kalaratri48. Tara49. Charchika50. Tara51. Chhaya52. Anjana53. Shachi54. Nimai55. Bhadrakali56. Bhairavi57. Shakti58. Mahakali59. Durga60. Kali61. Kamakhya62. Bhuvaneshwari63. Tara64. Lalita

These are just a selection of names, and there can be variations and additional names depending on different sources and traditions.As for temples dedicated to the 64 Yoginis, there are several across India, such as the Hirapur Yogini Temple in Odisha, the Chausath Yogini Temple in Madhya Pradesh, and the Ranipur Jharial Yogini Temple in Odisha.

Various mantras are used to invoke the 64 Yoginis, there are various tantric hymns and invocations employed in different practices. These mantras are often considered sacred and may be passed down within specific lineages or taught by tantric gurus to their disciples. The specific mantras and rituals used for invoking the Yoginis can vary widely depending on the tradition and practitioner.

Bhairav Dutt

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