|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Lineages||Gelug and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology|
Yama Dharmaraja is a Tantric Buddhist - wisdom deity - protector of the Method Class (father) of Anuttaryoga Tantra specifically used by those engaged in the practices of the Vajrabhairava Tantra. This practice is found in all of the Sarma Schools (Sakya, Kagyu, Gelug, etc.) however the Gelugpa Tradition hold Yama Dharmaraja in a special regard as one of their three main religious protectors along with the Shadbhuja Mahakala and Vaishravana.
Yama Dharmaraja Profile: Identity: Manjushri emanation Tantra Class: Anuttarayoga, Method Tantra Source Text: Vajrabhairava Tantra Function/activity: Protector Deity Metaphor: Death
Special Characteristics: Appearance: Wrathful with a Buffalo head Colour: Black/dark blue Attributes: bone stick & lasso Consort: Chamunda Mount: Buffalo
Jeff Watt 5-2015