Our Nepali Yellow Jambhala sculpture was hand crafted in Patan, Nepal using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. As a result, the buyer can rest assured they have procured a monastic quality statue with fine hand carved details. Furthermore, we can embellish the crown and jewels of the statue with turquoise and red coral stones at the request of the buyer. Please make the request before shipping and we can do it at no additional charge.
Jambhala is appropriately adorned with the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva and he is a member of the “jewel family”. He is also known as “god of wealth” who seeks to provide opportunity to the impoverished and relieve their suffering.
Yellow Jambhala is depicted with a mongoose perched on his left hand which symbolizes his domination over the nagas. His mongoose is named Nehulay and he is constantly spewing forth precious jewels from his mouth.
In his right hand and at the base of his right foot are found the ancient medicinal bijapuraka fruits which are used for the treatment of fever. They are also known as citron fruit. Jambhala is depicted seated with his right leg partially extended resting on a lotus flower and his left leg pulled in to symbolize meditative contemplation.
Nepali Yellow Jambhala Sculpture Features
Our Nepali Yellow Jambhala sculpture is the worldly embodiment of the venerable Dhyani Buddha, Ratnasambhava. Jambhala is also known as the Hindu deity Kubera who seeks the eradication of poverty through equitable distribution of wealth.
Additionally, Jambhala will prolong life, enhance wisdom and spread virtue throughout the 6 realms of samsara. However, the main objective of Jambhala is to reduce poverty to a manageable level. As a result, devotees can better receive Buddhist teachings.
A Jambhala statue is also considered the emanation of a Dharmapala. This is because he once offered protection to Shakyamuni Buddha as he was under the temptation of Mara. Therefore, the Buddha encouraged him to become a Dharma protector and serve sentient beings. Devotees are encouraged to recite his mantra to summon his assistance. Click here to learn more about the five Jambhalas. The Yellow Jambhala mantra is:
“Om Jambhala Jalendhraye Svaha”