Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Yama, Tibetan God of the Dead

Yama, God of the Dead, originally uploaded by jiulong.

With the sceptre of death in his right hand, the fearsome Yama, the God of the Dead, appears on the steps of the chanting hall and instills fear int the herats of the Tibetan audience. Later he is joined in his dance by the retinue of demons, the Bowa. As photographed in Choni monastery, Gansu, 1925 by Joseph Rock

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