Yellow Zambala

JAMBHALA (Yellow Kubera), Mantra, and its Mandalas

JAMBHALA, the god of wealth is the form of the . 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 . Like Kubera, he is attended by a mongoose that vomits jewels. There is a white form of holding a trident and scepter. He is seated sideways on a dragon.

Jambhala is said to be an emanation of Avalokitesvara or .

Five Types of Jambhala

Green Jambhala

The chief of five Jambhala, Green Jambhala is usually portrayed with his consort. He carries a jewel producing mongoose in his left hand.

Jambhala Ah

White Jambhala

White Jambhala, the compassionate manifestation of Chenrig, is believed to remove the misery, , and poverty from one’s life. He is said to be born from the right eye of  Avalokitesvara.

Mantra: Om Krodha Arya Jambhala Hridaya Hum Phat

Yellow Jambhala

The most powerful and popular is Yellow Jambhala. He is believed to be an emanation of  Ratnasambhava. He has the ability to remove poverty within the , increasing faiths, lifespan, and .

Mantra: Om Jambhala Jalendraye Svaha

Red Jambhala

One of the manifestations of   is Red Jambhala. In mythology, he is believed to be of , . The diety was mainly practiced by and member of the royal family in .

Mantra: Om Jambhala Jalendraye Dhanam Medehi Hrih Jambhala Sambhara Svaha

Black Jambhala

Black Jambhala, originated in is believed to be the Hindu god of wealth, Kubera. The statue of Black Jambhala symbolizes to suppress human’s ego and eliminate human’s .

Mantra: Om Jambhala Jalendraye Bashu Dharini Svaha

Jambhala Mandalas

The Jambhala are portrayed in different . Some are painted alone, while in some there are all five mandalas in the same frame with Kubera (Black Jambhala at the center.)


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