Depicting Yogambara Thangka
Yogambara who is also known as a meditational deity. Yogambara is also belonging to the Wisdom-mother. He is also belonging to the classification of Anuttarayoga Tantra which is made by the famous in the Vajravali text, a compendium of Tantric practices, of the Indian Pandita Abhayakaragupta, and also through the tradition of Marpa and Ngog Lotsawa.
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The iconography of Yogambara
Yogambara is black in color. He is with three faces i.e. black, white and red. He has three eyes each.
Yogambara is With six arms. The first two hands of Yogambara hold a vajra and bell while embracing the mother. The remaining right hands of Yogambara caress the breast of the consort and hold an arrow.
The left hands of the Yogambara hold a skullcup and bowl. A jewel, crescent moon and vishvavajra adorn the black hair as an ornament. Yogambara is with a garland of five skulls.
He has worn Five Buddhas as a crown which contains the six mudras. He has worn a tiger skin tied loosely behind. He Sits in the sattva posture called savasana in the lap is the mother Jnana Dakini, white who is with one face and two hands.
The right-hand holds a katvanga staff and the left a skullcup – embracing the father. He is adorned with the five mudras. Yogambara is with Semi-wrathful in appearance.
Yogambara is dark blue in color. He has three faces i.e. blue, white and red. The main pair of hands hold a vajra and bell in a gesture of embrace.
The second right of Yogambara caresses the breast of the consort Jnana Dakini. The third holds aloft an arrow. The second left of Yogambara holds a white skullcup and the third upraised a bow.
He is seated in the relaxed Buddhist lotus posture atop a sun disc, lotus, and a lion white snow lion. He is surrounded by a red-orange nimbus and a dark green aureole beneath an ornate canopy decorated with streamers. At the top center of the Yogambara is Vajrasattva.
Surrounding Buddha of the Yogambara
Yogambara is peaceful who is white and holding a vajra and bell embracing the consort Vajra Garvi. Yogambara is Surrounded by the following buddha who sits at the top of the cloud are presented below:
Nagarjuna is also credited with developing the philosophy of the Prajnaparamita sutras. In some sources, having revealed these scriptures in the world, having recovered them from the nagas water spirits often depicted in the form of serpent-like humans.
Furthermore, he is traditionally supposed to have written several treatises on Rasayana as well as serving a term as the head of Nalanda.
History of the Yogambara
On the upper left side of the Yogambara is the solitary form of Jnana Dakini. Jnana Dakini is with three faces and six hands.
At the right of Yogambara is a white goddess with one face and four hands holds a vase to the heart with the first pair and perform mudras gestures with the second. At the bottom left of the Yogambara, there is a red goddess.
Goddess is with four hands dances atop a corpse and lotus seat. In the center, of the Yogambara there is a yellow goddess with four hands holds symbols of wealth while disgorging precious jewels onto a heap below. At the right of Yogambara, there is Shri Devi who is blue-black in color and with one face and four hands.
Shridevi is riding atop a brown mule in a sea of blood surrounded by billowing smoke. The deity Yogambara arises from the Chaturpita Tantra and is typically surrounded by a 77 deity mandala. The practice was popularized in Tibet by Marpa the Translator and his student Ngog Lotsawa.