Our Yama statue was handmade in Patan, Nepal by a Nepali artisan using traditional methods. The Yama stands in war like pose on top of a bull which tramples on a man beneath. Additionally, Yama is the “Lord of Death” and keeper of the Buddhist hell realms. To defeat the god of death, Yamantaka (Wrathful Manjushri) appeared with the head of a bull and eight other ferocious faces. He was successful in being more ferocious than death itself.
In his left hand Yama holds the kapala skull cup brimming with blood and brain matter. On his head he wears a skull crown and stands inside a ring of flames that consume all neurotic states. In addition, he wears lavish amounts of jewelry and a belt of skulls around his waist. In the center of his forehead is the third eye of wisdom, which signifies he has intricate knowledge of the past, present and future.
World Class Yama Statue
This statue was handmade using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. Indeed, the complexities of the Yama statue are displayed in intricate detail and the face of the Yama is hand painted giving it a truly frightening appearance. As a result, the Nepali artisans have long been the source of the Tibetan monasteries for sculptures and ritual items. Therefore, the buyer can rest assured they have procured a monastic quality Yama statue.
At the request of the buyer, we can adorn the jewelry of the statue with turquoise and red coral stones before delivery. As a result, the colors will highlight the statue features and inspire all those who see it. Click here to learn more about the origins of Yama.