THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF KHMER ART
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  Yatamukata: The arrangement of the hair is in Buddhism one of the 32 major marks (vyanjana) of Buddha, the “Great Man” (mahapurusa). The big flat hair curls are found all around Dvaravati art.  
  Yogini (Sanskrit, योगिनी): A woman dedicated to the pursuit of spiritual knowledge and mystical insight. During the Hindu Goddess Durga’s battles with the Asuras, eight Yoginis are described emanating from the body of Durga, and they assisted her in the battle. In later texts, the number of Yoginis increased to sixty-four.  
     
     
     
     
     

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