Eight Phramenma Dakinis

A group of fierce, animal-headed and flesh-eating dakinis. Together with other guardian-deities, they appear during the 12th day of the bardo.

They represent the fierce aspects of the eight more gentle and peaceful Bodhisattva Dakinis.

In some translations, the name Phramenma is transliterated as Htamenha, and sometimes the group is given the name Pisaci (ghouls) and/or is classified as Ma-mo Goddesses.

The skin colors and directions given here do not fit with the usual Tibetan scheme applied to the number 8.