Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Thangka > Vajrabhairava (Yamantaka) in Father-Mother Union
Displaying 1 of 176         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Vajrabhairava (Yamantaka) in Father-Mother Union

Vajrabhairava (Yamantaka) in Father-Mother Union

Vajrabhairava (Yamantaka) in Father-Mother Union

Sold Out

Tibetan Thangka Painting

18.5" x 29.0"
Item Code:
$275.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Vajrabhairava (Yamantaka) in Father-Mother Union

Verify the characters on the left

You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3201 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
Yamantaka, the ferocious emanation of Manjushri (Bodhisattva of wisdom), is the most complicated and terrible of all the wrathful Buddhist divinities. Under this from he conquered the demon king of death, Yama, who was depopulating Tibet in his insatiable thirst for victims. Thus Yamantaka symbolizes the victory of wisdom over death, death being associated with ignorance by Buddhists.

Also known as Vajrabhairava or the Diamond Terrifier, the form of Yamantaka shown here has associations with the Hindu deity Mahabhairava, himself the special form of Shiva, who destroys the universe at the end of the eon. Indeed, Yamantaka's eyes and eyebrows are said to be aflame (as in this artwork), like the cosmic fire at the end of the universe. The Buddhist Yamantaka Tantras coalesce aspects of the two deities (Yama and Shiva) into the cult of Vajrabhairava, which later developed great significance in Tibetan Buddhism.

This thangka presents his very complex iconography consisting of nine faces - including the central buffalo-head with three faces on either side and two on top. The top-most head is that of the peaceful Manjushri, who is said to be Yamantaka's spiritual father. Also, at the top of the painting can be seen Tsongkhapa, who too is closely related to the lineage of Manjushri.

Yamantaka's thirty-four arms are arrayed like a mandala around him. His main implements are the vajra-chopper and skull-cup which he holds in the two main hands in front of his heart. He has sixteen legs. Under the right legs he tramples various animals and below the left feet are different birds. Each of these groups of animals in their turn further reside upon divine beings.

In this extremely powerful representation Yamantaka holds his consort Vajravetali (Diamond Zombie) in the blissful physical union that symbolizes the synthesis of wisdom and compassion. The two embracing deities are encircled by an expressively delineated ring of flames, shaded from an ochre color to light orange and red, and edged in gold lines.

The expression on the two central deities as also the majority of the deities surrounding them are extremely animated and lend much to the vibrant liveliness yet sombre mood of this energetic painting.

Click Here to View the Thangka Painting along with its Brocade

Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy


The Bhairava painting I ordered by Sri Kailash Raj is excellent. I have been purchasing from Exotic India for well over a decade and am always beyond delighted with my extraordinary purchases and customer service. Thank you.
Marc, UK
I have been buying from Exotic India for years and am always pleased and excited to receive my packages. Thanks for the quality products.
Delia, USA
As ever, brilliant price and service.
Howard, UK.
The best and fastest service worldwide - I am in Australia and I put in a big order of books (14 items) on a Wednesday; it was sent on Friday and arrived at my doorstep early on Monday morning - amazing! All very securely packed in a very strong cardboard box. I have bought several times from Exotic India and the service is always exceptionally good. THANK YOU and NAMASTE!
Charles (Rudra)
I just wanted to say that this is I think my 3rd (big) order from you, and the last two times I received immaculate service, the books arrived well and it has been a very pleasant experience. Just wanted to say thanks for your efficient service.
Shantala, Belgium
Thank you so much EXOTIC INDIA for the wonderfull packaging!! I received my order today and it was gift wrapped with so much love and taste in a beautiful golden gift wrap and everything was neat and beautifully packed. Also my order came very fast... i am impressed! Besides selling fantastic items, you provide an exceptional customer service and i will surely purchase again from you! I am very glad and happy :) Thank you, Salma
Salma, Canada.
Artwork received today. Very pleased both with the product quality and speed of delivery. Many thanks for your help.
Carl, UK.
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with our framed pieces of Shree Durga and Shree Kali. Thank you and thank your framers for us. By the way, this month we offered a Puja and Yagna to the Ardhanarishwara murti we purchased from you last November. The Brahmin priest, Shree Vivek Godbol, who was visiting LA preformed the rites. He really loved our murti and thought it very paka. I am so happy to have found your site , it is very paka and trustworthy. Plus such great packing and quick shipping. Thanks for your service Vipin, it is a pleasure.
Gina, USA
My marble statue of Durga arrived today in perfect condition, it's such a beautiful statue. Thanks again for giving me a discount on it, I'm always very pleased with the items I order from you. You always have the best quality items.
Charles, Tennessee
Jay Shree Krishna Shrimud Bhagavatam Mahapurana in Sanskrat Parayana is very very thankful to you we are so gratefully to your seva
Mrs. Darbar, UK.
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India