Dance of the Lord of Death and His Consort (Shinje Yab Yum)

Costume: Long,
brocade dress,
buffalo mask

When the Bodhisatava Manjusiri (Jampelyang) who represents the Wisdom of all the Buddhas takes on the appearance of the terrifying Lord of Death, he becomes the Lord (Je) of the Dead (Shin) and thus is called Shinje. He is the ruler of the three worlds, which he protects. He possesses a wrathful buffalo face.