By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Yajnamurti, YajJamurti, Yajyamurti
Yajñamurti literally means ‘personified sacrifice’.
- Three heads
- Three legs
- Seven hands
- Four horns
His body is red in color and wears a vanamālā. Apart from exhibiting the postures of protection and bestowal of boons he holds several implements of sacrifice like the sruk and sruva. This is a symbolic representation of a sacrifice.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore