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Yamāntaka


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The ‘Destroyer of Yama’, the wrathful manifestation of the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. He is depicted as a black or red, multi-armed, multi-legged, and nine-headed being with a central face of a bull enveloped in flames. Sometimes he stands alone or else with his consort, Vajra-veṭalī. It was this form that the Bodhisattva assumed to overcome Yama.the embodiment of death. Yamāntaka is also the protector deity linked most closely to the Tibetan Geluk lineage.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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