Painted 17th century
Tibetan 'Five Deity Mandala', in the center is Rakta Yamari (the Red Enemy of Death) embracing his consort Vajra Vetali, in the corners are the Red, Green White and Yellow Yamaris, Rubin Museum of Art
Yamari ( shin je she in Tibetan) is a yidam or meditation deity of the Anuttara Yoga Tantra method (father) classification. The Word Yamaari in Sanskrit means Yama's Enemy There are three types of Yamari:
Chandra, Lokesh & Fredrick W. Bunce, The Tibetan Iconography of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and other Deities: A Unique Pantheon, New Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2002, 98.
↑ MW Sanskrit Digital Dictionary v1.5 Beta
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