The Tantric ceremonial worship of the female genitals is called the yoni puja.
The mysterious, hidden yoni is soft, receptive and embracing and a woman’s most feminine part. In Tantra, a woman’s yoni is seen as not only erotic but also magical. Great wisdom and potential for healing can be found in yoni, a Sanskrit word for sacred place. Tantrics viewed that power as the source of all creative action. Unlike Western traditions, Tantrics did not view female sexuality as passive; rather, they regarded female orgasm as the energizing Cosmic principle.
The yoni embodies the entire female genital system (uterus, vagina, vulva). Using the word yoni affords an opportunity to reclaim the sanctity and power of our female Goddess sexuality
A woman’s yoni has been worshipped worldwide. However, In India, the yoni is worshipped as the sacred symbol of the Divine Feminine, Great Goddess, source of life and Universal Womb. Entire sects are based upon yoni worship, also called Yoni Puja.