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Enclosure 3: Ashtadal

Also called eight petals: The saktis in this mandala are called the Very Secret Yoginis. The whole circle of eight petals is called the All Exciting Cakra. Presiding here is Tripura Sundari. Her vidya is Hrim Klim Sauh. She is described as swaying because of her love intoxicated state, with her eyes full of bliss. She smiles with passion. She shows the mudras dispelling fears and granting boons. The eight saktis in each of the eight petals of the mandala are described as saktis of Speech, Holding, Walking, Excreting, Pleasure, Abandoning, Concentration and Detachment. They are described as sapphire blue, holding noose, goad, dispelling fear, and holding blue lotus.
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