A painted and
mask from Tibet representing the
the terminator of death. According to a popular myth,
Manjushri (fig.) adapted this ferocious form in order to conquer
Yama, the Vedic god of death, when the
latter in a fury (fig.) threatened to wipe out the entire
population of Tibet. In this fierce manifestation, Manjushri defeated Yama and then turned him into a
protector of Buddhism, and thus saved the people.