Shyama

Updated: 13.11.2012

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According to Digambara tradition Shyama is the Yaksha of the 8th Tirthankara Chandraprabha; his female companion is Yakshini Jwalamalini. In Shvetambara tradition the name of the Yaksha attending Chandraprabha is Vijaya.
  • Shyama has a third eye on his forehead.
  • He carries an axe and a fruit in his hands and is depictied with vara mudhra.
  • He is depicted seated variably either on a piegeon or a parrot.
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Shyama
Idol of Shyama in Leppada Bassadi, Mudabidri

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  1. Chandraprabha
  2. Digambara
  3. Jwalamalini
  4. Mudabidri
  5. Shvetambara
  6. Third Eye
  7. Tirthankara
  8. Yaksha
  9. Yakshini
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