Golden Five Jambhala Thangka is beautifully handpainted by Thangka Artist living in Kathmandu Nepal. The Five Jambhalas are incarnations of different Buddhas.
They are the Bodhisattvas who can give blessing to improve wealth, heal from sickness and increase longevity.
Displayed in this thangka painting the five deities surround the central figure of Yellow Jambhala, considered the most powerful among the others and known as the manifestation of Buddha Ratnasambhava.
The origin of Jambhala is connected to the legend of Lama Atisha. The Tibetan Lama was willing to help an old man starving and struggling to find food decides to cut flesh from his own body and offers it to the man that was almost dead.
The man refuses the offer and the Lama not knowing what else to do decides to sit next to him. Suddenly Avalokiteshvara with Thousand arms appears in front of Atisha saying that he will manifest Himself as the God of wealth Jambhala to fight poverty and help people suffering.
This story reminds how important is the practice the first Paramita: Dana-Paramita, the act of giving in order to receive the blessing from Jambhala as he has promised to give blessings to the people who love to give.
Jambhala is a wealth deity whose blessings remove the obstacle of poverty, bringing wealth and abundance to pure Dharma practitioners.
As it is difficult to attain spiritual realizations while afflicted by lack of resources, Jambhala generates prosperity so that practitioners have the time, energy, and means to accomplish.
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
Yellow Jambala is the manifestation of Buddha Ratnasambhava. He protected the dharma and if anyone call his name, he will come and help the person.
If one has trouble with finance or anything, one can chant his mantra and he will come and help. But one must have a bodhi mind and practice Buddhism properly to attain his blessings. One can also gain wealth, wisdom, intelligence and at last! Attain Buddha hood!.
Yellow Jambala sits on a lotus, sun and moon disk. He holds a mongoose in his left hand and from its mouth spews forth precious jewels.
Yellow Jamabala Mantra
Om Zambala Zalendharaye Soha
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 on 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. Green Jambalas mantra is the same mantra as the yellow Jambhala Mantra.
Green Jambala Mantra
Om Zambala Zalendharaye Soha