Locana. One interpretation of her name is “the eye of wisdom”, or “she who is illuminated by the Dharma”.

The image has been drawn out of and based on the book written by Vessantara, ‘The Five Female Buddhas’ 2004.

Colour: blue

Element: water

Wisdom: Mirror like

Consort: Aksobhya

Family: vajra-thunderbolt

Direction: east

Time of day: dawn

Emblem: vajra

Mudra: earth touching

Seed-syllable: LOM

Associated animal: Polar bear

Poison: hatred

Realm: hell

Magical function: destroying

Aggregate: form

Locana 36” x 46” 2007 © On permanent display at Bristol Buddhist Centre

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