Interpreting Yogambara

Yogambara Thangka

Interpreting Yogambara

is also belonging to the -mother. He is also belonging to the classification of which is made by the famous in the text a compendium of practices of the Indian Pandita and also through the tradition of and Ngog .

The Viability of Yogambara

In this section, we are going to learn about the viability of Yogambara, after the short etymological description of the word Yogambara itself.

Etymology of Yogambara

Yogambara is known as Nam Khai Nal jor in . Yogambara who is also known as a meditational deity.

Previously, we learn about the viability of Yogambara. Now, we are going to learn about the of the Yogambara.

The iconography of Yogambara

In the iconography of the Yogambara, we will learn about his posture hand and leg gesture and different representation of Yogambara in and statue.

Stance of the 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 and 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 . 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 as a crown which contains the six . He has worn a tiger tied loosely behind.  He Sits in the posture called savasana in the lap is the mother , white who is with one face and two hands.

The right-hand holds a 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 posture atop a disc, lotus, and a lion white .  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 .

Previously, we learn about the viability of Yogambara and the iconography of the Yogambara. Now, we are going to learn about the depicting Yoambara thangka.

Depicting Yogambara Thangka

Yogambara Thangka

Yogambara Thangka

The thangka of Yogambara is from Tibet. It is made between 1600 – 1699 AD. Yogambara is from an uncertain lineage. The base of the is Mineral Pigment on . Currently, this painting is in the .

By depicting this thangka, we will learn about the presentation of Yogambara with different deities such as Jnana Dakini, Buddha, White Goddess, Shri ,

Jnana Dakini

Jnana Dakini

Jnana Dakini

Jnana Dakini is on the upper left side of the Yogambara in the thangka.  Jnana Dakini is with three faces and six hands.

Akshobhya Buddha

Akshobhya Buddha is on the proper left side of the in the thangka. Akshobhya Buddha is the heavenly realm. Akshobhya Buddha is known as the Abhirati Pureland.

White Goddes

White Goddess is at the right of Yogambara in the thangka. White Goddess is with one face and four hands hold a vase to the heart with the first pair and perform mudras gestures with the second.

Shri Devi

Shri Devi is at the right of Yogambara in the thangka. Shri Devi 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 .

Previously, we learn about the viability of Yogambara and the iconography of the Yogambara, and the depicting Yoambara thangka. Now, we are going to learn about the surrounding Buddha of the Yoambara.

Surrounding Buddha of the Yogambara

In this portion, we are going to learn about the surrounding Buddha of the Yogambara, after that we will learn about the Yogambara artworks across the .

Yogambara is 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:

  1. Krishnapada
  2. A
  3. A layman

Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna who is widely considered one of the most important Buddhist philosophers. Along with his disciple .  He is considered to be the founder of the school of .

Nagarjuna is also credited with developing the of the . In some sources, having revealed these in the world, having recovered them from the 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 .

Yogambara artworks across the Himalayas

The Yogambara Deity is also found in many other and across Tibet, , , and .

Mandala of Yogambara with three faces and six arms

 ནམ་མཁའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར། ནང་ལྷ།   瑜伽虚佛(佛教本尊)

Mandala of Yogambara with Three Faces and Six Arms

of Yogambara with Three Faces and Six Arms

 

Origin Location Tibet
Lineages
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Publication: Wisdom Publications, Calender

Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Male

Previously, we learn about the viability of Yogambara and the iconography of the Yogambara, and the depicting Yoambara thangka. And Finally, we learn about the surrounding Buddha of the Yoambara.

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