YogŒamabara Mandala
  See it in the Museum
Room 1: India and Nepal
Orientation 1
Wall object 4

ABP 002

 Code: ABP 002

  Country: Tibet (south)

  Style:

  Date: 1300 - 1400

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 89.5 x 106

  Materials: Glue distemper on cotton

Yogamabara Mandala - especially popular with the Tibetan Sakya tradition 

Yogambara is a male tantric Buddhist deity. The Yogambara Mandala is a so-called mother-Tantra of the highest Anuttarayoga Tantra class. The tantras of the four great classes were systematized in Tibet by Bu ston («butön») (1290-1364): Kriya Tantras, Carya Tantras, Yoga Tantras, and Anuttarayoga Tantras. The Yogambara Mandala forms part of the Nispannayogavali (NSPcompiled by Mahapan ita Abhayakaragupta of the Vikramasila monastery during the early 12th century.