Our Yellow Dzambhala statue on snow lion mount originated as the god of wealth known as Kubera in Hinduism. However, when Dzambhala was adopted into Buddhism he became associated with additional virtues such as equanimity and generosity. Indeed, he is the embodiment of Ratnasambhava who is the Dhyani Buddha of equanimity. As a result, this Yellow Dzambhala statue can still make devotees wealthy but alleviation of poverty is given priority. It is the Buddhist mandate of Dzambhala to make basic necessities accessible to the less fortunate.
Features of Yellow Dzambhala on Snow Lion
This Yellow Dzambhala statue on snow lion has the banner of victory leaning against his right shoulder. It is an auspicious Tibetan symbol representing the Buddha’s victory over the demon Mara. Additionally, he holds his mongoose named Nehulay in his left hand. Nehulay is always spewing forth precious jewels from his mouth.
Dzambhala is one of the eight Dharmapala who is responsible for the protection of the Dharma. This task was given to him by Shakyamuni Buddha after Dzambhala protected him from the demon Mara. Although there are 5 emanations of Dzambhala, the Yellow Dzambhala is the most popular. Click here to learn more about the Dzambhalas.