Pita Jambhala – The Yellow God of Wealth
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ABS 226

 Code: ABS 226

  Country: Tibet

  Style: Late Pala Style

  Date: 1200 - 1300

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 6.6 x 13.1 x 4.9

  Materials: Brass

Pita Jambhala the yellow form of Jambhala, God of Wealth

Corpulent and clad only in a loincloth, Jambhala sits in the posture of ease upon a lotus throne, his right foot supported by a treasure vase. His right hand performs the gesture of generosity and presents a flaming jewel, and his left is holding the gem-spouting mongoose (nakula), the typical atribute of deities associated with prosperity.

Although Buddhism advocates abandoning mundane possessions and preoccupations, wealth can sometimes be considered favourably. For the faithful, it can be a source of merit if the practice generosity. The puja or ritual dedicated to Jambhala is believed to summon positive wealth energies resulting from one’s past actions. The ritual does not create wealth by itself but is supposed to ‘accelerate’ the maturation of karmic potential.

The Yellow Jambhala is considered the most popular and powerful of the Wealth Gods. He is the emanation of Buddha Ratnasambhava. He is able to remove poverty within the six realms, increasing virtue, life span and wisdom.