Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Jambhala, Yellow (East Tibet)

Yellow Jambhala (East Tibet) | Yellow Jambhala Main Page | Jambhala Main Page
These images of Yellow Jambhala (below) each appear to be based on the same original model for depicting the form. Note the extremely large white conch shell atop a lotus seat, the hair style and jewellery. The fourth image, HAR 60616 belonging to the Nyingma Katog Tradition, is a variation on the model with the added figure of the consort Vasudhara.

"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).

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Jeff Watt 11-2012 [updated 9-2016]