Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Jambhala (Buddhist Deity) - Yellow

ཛམ་བྷཱ་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 财神(佛教本尊)
(item no. 65796)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Jambhala, Yellow (Tibetan: dzam bha la ser po. Sanskrit: pita jambhala): a Buddhist wealth deity belonging to the kriya classification of Buddhist Tantra and also associated with the Hevajra Tantra of Anuttarayoga Tantra.

"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 Lhundrup, 1497-1557. From the One Hundred Methods of Accomplishment).

Jeff Watt 10-2007

English Transliteration: No inscriptions.

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