Thursday, April 10, 2008

Five Jambala (Dzambhala) and Mantra

Hope You have read JAMBHALA "God of Wealth" in previous post. Jambala (Dzambhala) is the God of wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel family. In Hindu Mythology Jambhala known as Kuber. Jambhala is also believed to be an emanation of Avalokiteshwor Chenrezig, or the Buddha of Compassion , manifesting as the wealth-giving Buddha ( Visit JAMBALA God of Wealth to read more) . There are 5 different wealth Jambhala ( See Paintings On right). Each Jambhala has their own mantra and practice to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability. Here i will try to give few information about 5 wealth jambala and their Mantras. For easy to recognize each Jambala, see painting at the side of the post. These are hand painted thanka on cotton canvas. (Visit here to know about Sacred Buddhist "Thangka painting" ).

White Dzambhala:
WHITE JAMBHALA WHITE JAMBHALA White Dzambhala is born from the right eye of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva , also known as the manifistation of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva . According to the sutra , his mantra can stop suffering , destroy bad karma and have a bodhichitta or mind . His mantra can also avert disaster and sickness . He also bring wealth to all sentient being by chants his mantra . Tibetan name is "Dzambhala Gapee " which means, white dzambhala . White Jambhala sits on a snow lion, although some artists depict him sitting on a dragon and in his left hand there is also a mongoose that spits out precious diamonds and ornaments.
White Jambala Mantra Is :
Om Padma Trotha Arya Zambhala Siddhaya Hum Phat

Yellow Jambala
Yellow Jambala is the manifestation of Buddha Ratnasambhava . He protected the dharma and if anyone call his name, he will come and help the person. If one has trouble with finance or anything, one can chant his mantra and he will come and help. But one must have a bodhi mind and practice Buddhism properly to attain his blessings. One can also gain wealth, wisdom, intelligence and at last! Attain Buddha hood!. Yellow Jambhala sits on a lotus, sun and moon disk. He holds a mongoose in his left hand and from its mouth spews forth precious jewels.
Yellow Jamabala Mantra Is :

Black Kubera or Jambhala
Black Kubera is the manifistation of Buddha Akshobhaya . Black Kubera is also called as the chief of the five great Jambhalas as he is said to have given people wealth and happiness. He is also known as one of the hindu god of wealth, Kubera . Those who chant his mantra will get wealth and also if one have any kind wishes, he will also fufill it and bring happiness. Black Jambala has two mantra . Black jambala Uselly Standing upon corpse and holding Mongoose in his left hand and Kapala is in right hand. he is Black in color .
Black Jambala Mantras are :
1. Om Zambhala Dzamlim Dzaye Svaha
2. Om Indzali Mu Kan Dzamali Svaha

Red Jambhala
RED JAMBHALARed Jambhala is the manifisation of Vajrasattva . He has two faces and four arms and holds a treasury mongoose on his left hand. Tibetan name for him is “Dzambhala Mapo " If one chants his mantra sincerely , one will be protected by him and also gain wealth and one can lead a very good life and become popular . Red Ganpati also worshiped as Red Jambhala.
RED Jambala Mantra:
Om Dzambhala Dzalim Dzaya Nama Mumei E She E , Om Dzachini Dzambhala Dzambhala Svaha !

Green JambhalaGreen Jambhala
Green Jambhala is the manifestation of Amoghasiddhi Buddha , who is Green in colour . Green Dzambhala made a vow in front of Buddha Sakyamuni that he will protect anyone who chant his mantra or chant his name. When one has difficulties, it is best to chant sincerely in one's heart the mantra. This practice will enable all endeavors to be perfectly accomplished and purify all bad luck and obstacles, prevent theft, bad debts and loss of wealth. Green Jambala's mantra is the same mantra as the yellow Jambhala Mantra.

Green Jambala Mantra Is :

Now you have already know about five Jambala in briefly. If you wish to worship Jambala into your home is to look for a small image of any Jambhala and place under falling water in a six-level waterfall. Or every morning pour water to the jambala Statues. Place this in the South/West sector of your living room. If you do this every morning, you will be activating the most auspicious sector in you and your family life .

why we offer (pour) water on Jambala Statues ?
According to the sutras , it is said that, while Sakyamuni Gautam Buddha was teaching the Maha Prajna-Paramita Sutra. Devadatta, the jealous cousin of Shakyamuni Buddha, threw rocks at the Buddha, jsut at that time the Jambhalas were appear in front of buddha and protect Buddha. And the rocks hit White and Yellow Jambhalas on their heads and hit Black Jambhala on the stomach. That's why White and Yellow Jambhalas feel bliss when water offering is poured on their heads. This eases their pain. For the same reason for Black Jambhala, water should be poured onto his stomach.

Heavenly King Vaishravana
Vaishravana is one of the four great heavenly king who rules over the northen part of the heaven. He is known as the Fortune Heavenly king or The Great Fulfiller of Wish. It is belived, he is the one who granted wishes that we have. Around him , eight dzambhala surrounding him to assist (see picture top right). In one of the sutras , it is said that he is the form of the Buddha Ratnasambhava who is yellow in colour . Vaishravana known in Tibetan as " Namtose " .
His Mantra Is :
Om Bay Xia Wa Na Ya So Ha

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PS: Sometimes Five jambala + White Mahakala also regarded as 6 th Jambala. Wealth aspect of Mahakala which supports comfort, economic well-being of practitioners. Read at
Dharmapala Mahakala


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