JAMBHALA, the god of wealth is the Buddhist form of the Kubera. As Yi-dam is called Jambala, probably from the Jambhara (Lemon) which he carries in the right hand. He is little giant and prosperous looking. He holds the bag of money and coins. His crown may contain an image of Ratnasambhava. Like Kubera, he is attended by a mongoose that vomits jewels. There is a white form of Jambhala holding a trident and scepter. He is seated sideways on a dragon.
Jambhala is said to be an emanation of Avalokitesvara or Chenrezig.
Five Types of Jambhala
The chief of five Jambhala, Green Jambhala is usually portrayed with his consort. He carries a jewel producing mongoose in his left hand.
Mantra: Om Karma Jambhala Ah Svaha
White Jambhala, the compassionate manifestation of Bodhisattva Chenrig, is believed to remove the misery, sufferings, and poverty from one’s life. He is said to be born from the right eye of Avalokitesvara.
Mantra: Om Padma Krodha Arya Jambhala Hridaya Hum Phat
The most powerful and popular God of Wealth is Yellow Jambhala. He is believed to be an emanation of Buddha Ratnasambhava. He has the ability to remove poverty within the six realms, increasing faiths, lifespan, and wisdom.
Mantra: Om Jambhala Jalendraye Svaha
One of the manifestations of Vajrasattva is Red Jambhala. In the Hindu mythology, he is believed to be God of Wealth, Ganesha. The diety was mainly practiced by King and member of the royal family in ancient times.
Mantra: Om Jambhala Jalendraye Dhanam Medehi Hrih Dakini Jambhala Sambhara Svaha
Black Jambhala, originated in India is believed to be Hindu god of wealth, Kubera. The statue of Black Jambhala symbolizes to suppress human’s ego and eliminate human’s greed.
Mantra : Om Jambhala Jalendraye Bashu Dharini Svaha
The Jambhala Mandalas are portrayed in different forms. Some are painted alone, while in some mandalas there are all five mandalas in the same frame with Kubera (Black Jambhala at the center.)