Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Jambhala (Buddhist Deity) - Yellow

ཛམ་བྷཱ་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 财神(佛教本尊)
(item no. 41042)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Jambhala, Yellow (Tibetan: dzam bha la ser po): the principal form of the deity, holding a bijapuraka fruit in the right hand and a mongoose in the left, seated with the foot resting on a white conch shell and wealth vase.

"Yellow Jambhala with one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds a bijapuraka [fruit] and the left a mongoose with jewels showering down. [With] two feet pressing down on a conch and lotus treasure. Adorned with a blue utpala garland and jewel ornaments." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557. From the One Hundred Methods of Accomplishment).

At the top left is Amitabha Buddha. On the right side is Shakyamuni Buddha. At the lower left is the wealth goddess Vasudhara. On the right side is Black Jambhala.

Jeff Watt 7-2014

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