Yamantaka presides over the Eastern direction and is one of the popular deities of Nepalese Buddhist Pantheon. It is said that he is the emanation of Bodhisattva Manjushri.
Yamantaka presides over the Eastern direction and is one of the popular deities of Nepalese Buddhist Pantheon. It is said that he is the emanation of Bodhisattva Manjushri. With great awesome and virtuous strength, he is capable of subduing poisonous serpent and eliminating countless obstacles.
Bodhisattva Manjushri took this wrathful form in order to subdue the Lord of death. So Yamantaka symbolizes the victory of wisdom over death, evil and suffering. How Yamantaka subdued Yama, Lord of death is described in a legend. It is said that a Bonpo ascetic was just attaining the final stage of his meditative experience after a long years of samadhi. In the mean time a gang of robbers entered his cave in order to slaughter a bull they have stolen. Having cut of the bull’s head they happened to see him and immediately began to attack him. This ascetic begged for mercy but they did not hear his request. The severed his head. All of sudden this severed head took the form of Yama and fitted the bull’s head on to the place of his own lost head and then massacred the robbers and drank their blood from cups made of their skulls. Out of the great rage he even threatened to destroy the whole of Tibet. Then the Tibetans prayed to their protector Manjushri, who then transformed himself into a wrathful appearance of Yamantaka in order to conquer Yama. In the ferocious battle that followed, Yama was subdued. He later determined to become a protector of dharma (thus the name Dharmaraja for Yama).
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