Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Jambhala (Buddhist Deity) - Green

ཛམ་བྷཱ་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 财神(佛教本尊)
(item no. 40511)
Origin Location Mongolia
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Paper
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Green Jambhala According to the Tradition of the Kalachakra Tantra.

"...Arya Jambhala, with a body green in colour, adorned with [heavenly] garb and all of the ornaments, seated in a playful manner. The right hand has the palm in a [gesture] of supreme generosity [and holds] a bijapuraka [fruit]. The left [hand] holds a treasure mongoose. [Seated] on the left thigh is the goddess Vasudhara, blue in colour, the right [hand] in the gesture of supreme generosity and embracing the partner [Jambhala]." ('jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse' dbang po, 1820-1892. sgrub thabs kun btus, vol.9. page 185)

Jeff Watt 1-2014

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