In the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Ekajati is the protector of the “revealed treasures”. Therefore, she protects the teachings such as mantras from those not worthy of practicing them. Additionally, her name means literally “one whose hair is arranged in a single chignon”. Our Ekajati statue represents a complex figure who serves as a meditational deity, retinue figure and protector deity.
Ekajati Statue Features:
Features of this Ekajati statue follow the Nyingma tradition with one eye, one drooping breast and one tooth. She is also known as “Ugra” which means wrathful in Sanskrit. This statue depicts her in wrathful form. In her right hand she wields an impaled corpse over her shoulder. Additionally, in her left hand she dispatches a female wolf messenger. She stands in warrior “Pratyalidha” pose on top of a corpse. Around her neck she wears a garland of skulls and she wears a tiger skin around her waist in the style of the “siddhas” symbolizing fearless enlightenment.
Additional highlights of this Ekajati statue include her position as the most powerful deity in the Vajrayana pantheon. Indeed, she is the mother of Palden Lhamo and also Mahakala. Listening to the chants of her mantras will destroy all obstacles to spiritual realization and bring luck to her devotees. Additionally, she is surrounded with the flames of pristine awareness that consume all neurotic mental states.