Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Yamari, Krishna (Buddhist Deity)

གཤིན་རྗེ་གཤེད་ནག། ནག་པོ། 黑威罗瓦金刚
(item no. 59737)
Origin Location Bhutan
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Krishna Yamari (Tib.: shin je she nag po. English: the Black Killer of Death)).

"Krishna Yamari has one face and two hands. The right holds aloft a blue stick marked with a vajra and the left, a wrathful [gesture] together with a lasso held to the heart, with the same ornaments and appearance as before. Standing above a red buffalo in a manner with the left leg extended." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

Jeff Watt, 6-2006