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  Ekajata

 

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Statuette of Ekajata, a Tara from Tibetan Buddhism. She comes in many forms, but is usually depicted naked, wearing just a tiger skin around her thighs and a necklace of human skulls around the neck, while being surrounded by flames, which represent wisdom. She may also sway a human body and trample on a corpse, actions that symbolize the suppression of the ego.

 

Besides this, she is often depicted with a single chignon; just one tooth or a single fang which is used to pierces through various obstacles; either one or three breasts; and with three eyes, though two of them are always closed, whilst the open one is a vertical third eye.

 

  Ekajata