Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Yamari, Rakta (Buddhist Deity) - (Virupa Lineage, 5 Deity)

གཤིན་རྗེ་གཤེད་དམར། དམར་པོ། 红威罗瓦金刚
(item no. 87229)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya
Size 82.40x71.70cm (32.44x28.23in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue # acc.# 67.829, Gift of John Goelet
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Rakta Yamari (Tibetan: shin je she mar. English: the Red Enemy of Death). An emanation of the bodhisattva of wisdom Manjushri, he embraces the consort Vajra Vetali.

Sanskrit: Rakta Yamari Tibetan: Shin je she mar

At the top center is the primordial buddha Vajradhara accompanied by mahasiddhas (Indian adepts) and Tibetan lamas of the lineage.

The principal Indian Lineage: Vajradhara, Manjushri Yamari, Jnanadakini, mahasiddha Virupa, Dombi Heruka, Viratipa, Matigarbha, Gambhiramati, Vajrasana Ashokashri, Nishkalangka Devi, Revendra Prabha, Chag Lotsawa Choje Pal (the first Tibetan in the lineage), etc. There were many lineages of Rakta Yamari to enter Tibet and most are traced back to the mahasiddha Virupa.

Jeff Watt 4-2001

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