Traditional Yamantaka thangka is hand-painted on Cotton Canvas in Kathmandu, Nepal. Yaman is the messenger or god of death and the judge of men. He is represented as a green-colored man, clothed in red garments and wearing a crown.
Yamantaka is presented at the center of the thangka.
Iconography of Yamantaka
He wears a flower on his head. He carries a mace in one hand and a noose in the other for catching his victims. He is sometimes shown as having four arms and sometimes two.
His mount is a black buffalo. God of Death also known as Yamantaka in Tibetan monastery. Yamantaka is a fierce aspect of the Bodhisattva Manjushri.
He is surrounded by its manifestations. The painting portrays the Yamakata in the central part of the frame. Yamantaka has seven heads and is surrounded by its manifestation.
Mantra of Yamantaka
The mantraof Yamantaka is OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHIH.