In the Newar Buddhist tradition, Vighnantaka is an important Tantric deity and belongs to the group of ten wrathful diesties known as Dasamahakrodha. The deities are visualized as part of a preparatory ritual, to purify and rid oneself of the.
Vajravarahi note the sow's head in hair. The distinguishing iconographic attribute is a sow head (varahi) placed either on the right side of her head or on the top of her head. Because of this sow's head, sometimes she is called the 'two-faced' Vajrayogini (shal nyi ma).