Glossary

Yakṣī
Type of termDefinition
TermYakṣī
Alternative TermsYakṣīs, yakshi, yakshis, yakṣinī, yakṣinīs, yakshini, yakshinis
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The female attendant of a Jina, also called yakṣinī. One of the pair of guardian or protector gods for each Jina. The śāsana-devatā protect his teachings – śāsana – and can appease evil powers. The yakṣa and yakṣī's closeness to the Jina and their divine powers mean they are popular subjects of worship.

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