Five Jambhala Buddhist Thangka is hand-painted in Kathmandu, Nepal. The painting is done on Cotton Canvas.
The Five Jambhalas are various Buddha incarnations. They are the Bodhisattvas who are able to offer
blessings to boost wealth, recover from disease, and increase longevity.
Yellow Jambhala is in the center of the thangka. Red and green jambhala are in the top corners of the thangka while white and black Jambhalas are in the button corner of the Thangka.
Jambhala (also known as Dzambhala, Dzambala, Zambala, or Jambala) is the God of Wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel Family (see Ratnasambhava).
He is sometimes equated with the Hindu deity Kubera. Jambhala is also believed to be an emanation of Avalokitesvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
There are five different wealth Jambhalas; each has his own practice and mantra to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability.
Gyaltsen Sogdzin Rinpoche said that
Jambhala is the protector of all Lineages and of all sentient beings from all sickness and difficulties. Jambhala is a Bodhisattva of material and spiritual wealth as well as many other things, especially of granting financial stability.
Because in this world, there are all kinds of wrathful and negative emotions or bad spirits, and sometimes they will harm you and other sentient beings, Dzambhala must take on such a wrathful and powerful form to protect us from these harmful spirits and negative karma.
Especially, Dzambhala helps us minimize or decrease all misfortunes and obstacles and helps us increase all good fortune and happiness.
Jambhala is known as Kuber which is “God of Wealth”.
The small description of 5 Jambhalas is described with their respective mantras.
White Jambala is born from the right eye of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, also known as the manifestation of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. According to the sutra, his mantra can stop suffering, destroy bad karma and have a bodhichitta or mind.
His mantra can also avert disaster and sickness. He also brings wealth to all sentient being by chants his mantra. Tibetan name is Dzambhala Gapee which means, white Jambala.
White Jambala sits on a snow lion, although some artists depict him sitting on a dragon and in his left hand, there is also a mongoose that spits out precious diamonds and ornaments.
White Jambala Mantra
Om Padma Trotha Arya Zambala Siddhaya Hum Phat
Black Kubera is the manifestation of Buddha Akshobhaya. Black Kubera is also called as the chief of the five great Jambalas as he is said to have given people wealth and happiness. He is also known as one of the Hindu gods of wealth, Kubera.
Those who chant his mantra will get wealth and also if one has any kind wishes, he will also fulfill it and bring happiness. Black Jambala has two mantras.
Black Jambala Usually Standing upon a corpse and holding Mongoose in his left hand and Kapala is in the right hand. he is Black in color.
Black Jambala Mantra
Om Zambhala Dzamlim Dzaye Svaha
Red Jambala is the manifestation of Vajrasattva. He has two faces and four arms and holds a treasury mongoose in his left hand.
Tibetan name for him is Dzambhala Mapo if one chants his mantra sincerely, one will be protected by him and also gain wealth and one can lead a very good life and become popular.
Red Ganpati also worshiped as Red Jambala.
Red Jambala Mantra
Om Dzambhala Dzalim Dzaya Nama Mumei E She E , Om Dzachini Dzambhala Dzambhala Svaha !
Green Jambala is also a form of Buddha Akshobhya, who is blue in color. Green Dzambhala made a vow in front of Buddha Sakyamuni that he will protect anyone who chants his mantra or chant his name.
When one has difficulties, it is best to chant sincerely in one’s heart the mantra. The Green Jambalas mantra is the same mantra as the yellow Jambhala Mantra.
Green Jambala Mantra
Om Zambala Zalendharaye Soha