Yamantaka Statue | Wrathful Form Of Manjushri



Statue Of Yamantaka, Buddhist Wrathful Deity

Yamantaka statue is shown in various ways, one of which is Yamataka Ekavira, which means "lone hero." He has a bull's or buffalo's head with long horns as the center head, among many other features. There are eight primary heads in all, with the Bodhisattva Manjushri's little crowned head at the pinnacle. Yamantaka, dressed in an elephant-skin robe, a garland of freshly cut human skulls, snakes, and interwoven bone ornament bracelets, necklaces, and a girdle. Except for his adornments, he is naked. A flaming halo is behind him, and his erect phallus has a crimson tip. He wields a chopping knife (Kartika) in his primary hands, symbolizing his power to sever the root of illusion.

Yamantaka is a violent aspect of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, who assumes this form to defeat Yama, the god of death. The cycle of rebirths (samsara) prevents enlightenment by defeating Yama.

As Yamantaka's numerous hands fight evil and his legs trample demons and disbelievers, he and his consort Vajravetali (the wrathful form of Sarasvati) create new life.

Size: 28.5"/72cm (Height) x 19.2"/49cm (Base)
Weight: 38kg (approximately)
Medium: 24K Gold on Copper body