Kubera Thangka


In Buddhism, Jambhala is known as the god of wealth and good fortune. Jambhala is also known as Vaishravana, the popular god of wealth in Hindu Mythology and holds a strong resemblance to the Hindu deity Kubera.


In Hinduism, Kubera is the lord of Wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas. He is regarded as the regent of the North, and a protector of the world.

The mantra of Kubera: Om Sham Kuberaya Namaha

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The painting is beautifully painted by a professional Tibetan Thangka artist of Bhaktapur, Nepal. The Thangkas are the piece of art which have a great history. The painting is beautifully painted by using gold leaf & Mineral Colors in Linen Cotton Canvas with small detail information.

Kuber as Jambhala

In Buddhism, Jambhala is known as the god of wealth and good fortune. Jambhala is also known as Vaishravana, the popular god of wealth in Hindu Mythology and holds a strong resemblance to the Hindu deity Kubera. Vaisravana is translated as the “Son of Fame”.

Kubera is the lord of wealth and guardian of the Northern Direction. According to the Hindu mythology, he is said to have performed austerities for a thousand years, in regard for which Brahma gave immortality and made him the god of wealth, guardian of all treasures of the earth which he has to distribute according to the destiny of the receivers. Kubera’s dwelling place was said to be on Klaka in the Himalayas, abounding in wealth and magnificent. Kubera is also worshipped by Buddhist.

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.

Story Behind Jambhala

According to the Sutras, while Shakyamuni Buddha was teaching one day, demons tried to disturb and confuse the Buddha.

Jambhala appeared in front of the Buddha and protected him. Recognizing Jambhala’s courageous action, the Buddha asked Jambhala if he would like to become a Dharma Protector in order to help all sentient beings.

Jambhala god accepted the Buddha’s offer, and since then he has offered immediate assistance to all who call his name or chant his mantra. His blessings bestow good luck, increase virtues, prolong life, increase intelligence, and provide both material and spiritual benefits.

Jambhala is the lord of He is the emanation of Buddha Ratnasambhava. He can remove poverty from the six realms, increasing virtues, lifespan, and wisdom.

The mantra of Yellow Jambhala: Om Djambhala Djardin Djaya Soha

Each day recite his mantra 108 times to get benefited from this mantra.

Gesture and attributes

There are five Jambhalas commonly called as

  1. Yellow Jambhala
  2. White Jambhala
  3. Black Jambhala
  4. Green Jambhala
  5. Red Jambhala

Yellow Jambhala is the most common form. Each form has its own special significance and attributes.

Yellow Jambhala is depicted adorned with a crown, silk garments, and beautiful gold and jeweled ornaments. He is seated imperially upon a throne, with abijapuraka fruit in his right hand and a mongoose in his left hand. The mongoose constantly spews forth precious jewels and treasures and represents Jambhala’s victory over the nagas.

In this painting is Kubera is sitting on a white snow lion is the presiding deity of. The snowy mountain ranges in the painting illustrate the snowy range from covering Tibet to Nepal.

The white lion is the national animal of Tibet and adorns the Tibetan national flag, as also the insignia of the Dalai Lama himself. The giant figure or healthy looks of Namthose is golden yellow in color and has a stern expression.

He holds a banner of victory in his right hand while the left arm holds a mongoose, an animal which is truly associated with good fortune.

On the top left side of the painting, we can see Shakyamuni Buddha and button left side we can see the small picture of Kubera. Buddha gave the power of wealth to god Jambhala.

Jambhala god of wealth is known as dharma protector.



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Dimensions 47 × 68 cm

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Cotton Canvas, Gouache


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