Dharani (also dharini) existed in hindu mythology and in buddha mythology. In Hinduism as mentioned in epic and Puranic texts, are goddesses, consorts of Parasurama, and avatars of goddess Laksmi.
In Buddhism, dharani is the collective name for a group of deities; twelve personifications of a particular type of mystic religious text used as a charm. A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 64