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Buddhist Deity: Yamari, Krishna (Three Faces: Terma)

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Krishna Yamari, as discovered through the process of 'Revealed Treasure', is a popular meditational deity of the Nyingma Tradition. Yamari has also gained popularity within various Kagyu Traditions such as the Drigung. The Sarma and Terma versions of Krishna Yamari can differ in overall general appearance, faces and arms, and differ with regard to hand attributes, consort and mount. Some forms of Krishna Yamari in the 'terma' tradition have wings following the model of the Eight Heruka Deities.

Jeff Watt 1-2013