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YAKṢĪ (YAKṢIṆĪ) - यक्षी

Women folk of Yakṣas. [Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 50] mentions that the images of Yakṣī to be installed in temples should have fixed and long eyes. [Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 54, Verse 105], states that Yakṣiṇī is a Devī and by eating the prasāda (naivedya) of the Devī one would be absolved of the sin of Brahmahatyā (killing a Brāhmaṇa).

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