Our Black Dzambhala statue is the god of wealth in Tibetan Buddhism. He is also the Hindu god of wealth – Kubera. Additionally, Black Dzambhala is a manifestation of Amoghasiddhi Buddha at the request of Shakyamuni Buddha.
In ancient India, his wealth creating powers gained popularity when he arose from the river and saved a king who was in deep financial trouble. However, in Tibetan Buddhism he was popularized by Shakyashribhadra and Bari Lotsawa. Additionally, he brings wealth and other benefits to the poor and ascetics.
Those who recite his mantra can cure disease, eliminate resentment or achieve anything they wish for. Indeed, if they are sufficiently faithful Black Dzambhala can turn the wheel of Dharma in their favor. The Black Dzambhala mantra is:
“Om Indzali Mu Kam Dzamali Soha”
Elements of Black Dzambhala Statue
The primary elements of this Black Dzambhala statue include his mongoose named Nehulay who sits in his left hand. Nehulay represents Dzambhala’s dominance over the nagas. The mongoose also constantly spews forth precious jewels and treasure. In his right hand he holds the kapala “skull cup”. The kapala is a cup made from a human skull which serves as a libation vessel for wrathful deities. Additionally, he stands on the body of a yellow god of wealth with his left leg straight and right leg bent at the knee.
This Black Dzambhala statue portrays his fearsome face with three glaring eyes that can see into the past, present and the future. Additionally, he wears snakes around his ankles, wrists and neck. Last but not least, he is naked and also sexually aroused plus he has fierce fangs and wears a wrathful countenance. Click here to learn more about the Dzambhalas.