In hindu Mythology Jambala known as Kuvera. Is also believed to be an emanation of Avalokiteshwor Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion , manifesting as the wealth-giving Buddha.
About manifest of Chenrezig, the story goes that Lama Atisha, a very revered high lama of the Gelug-pa tradition, was walking in Bodhgaya when he encounter an old man dying of starvation. Lama Atisha very sad about old man's suffering . Lama Atisha doesn't have any food to offer old man, so immediately cut his flesh to offer the old man. “How can I eat a monk’s flesh?” the old man refused to eat flesh. Lama Atisha lay down, feeling sad and helpless when a white light suddenly appears before him. It is the Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwor, says to Atisha, “I will manifest as Jambhala, the Buddha of wealth to help suffering beings. I shall alleviate their poverty so they will not be distracted from practising the good heart.’
Everybody wants money! As everyone knows, when one is rich, it is easier to be unselfish and to develop an attitude of generosity.( Jambala With Five meditation Buddha Thanka hand Painting. ) The rich gold colouring of his skin represents increase and growth: in the short term, he can bring us material wealth and help us out of poverty but more importantly, his practice or worship can also bring us to spiritual wealth and personal growth to become a better person. As with all Buddhas, his practice can help us gain the ultimate attainment of enlightenment. So the purpose of worship or practicing Jambala is to eliminate the insecurity of worrying about money so that one is not distracted by poverty and lack of funds. The best way to request help from the Jambala is by making continuous water offerings to him. If possible, do also try to simultaneously recite the appropriate mantras, and then the practice will be extremely powerful.
His form is short, fat and strong, which comes from a time when it was widely believed that obesity is synonymous with wealth and luxury. His face carries an arrogant expression and sits in royal posture. This acts as a warning to tell us if we continue to look and act in this arrogant way in our attempts to get material wealth, we actually gain poverty instead. So Think! Is our greed hurting others?
The royal ease of his form indicates that Dzambala is free from samsara – through his practice and attainments, he has also acquired all the money, fame and wealth of the universe and no longer experiences suffering. He can afford to be laid back, chilled out – he got everything that he needs! He shows us how our practice to him can ultimately lead us to enlightenment, where we too can literally have everything we want. At the same time, he steps on a conch shell with his right foot to mean that though he has attained all this great wealth, he is above it and will no longer allow the ties of samsara to subjugate him again.
Dzambala holds a fruit (or a flaming wish-fulfilling jewel) in his right hand to signify that if we follow his practice, we can “bear the fruits” of our efforts to gain spiritual attainments and enlightenment. In his left hand, he holds a mongoose, which in ancient India stood as an omen of good things to come. The mongoose spits(vomits) beautiful precious wish-granting jewels, and both work to attract us to practice Dzambala with an immediate promise of wealth.
Dzambala’s blessings and the value of his practice are universal. Keeping an image or statue of him, or giving a Dzambala statue away as a gift is beneficial to anyone, anywhere.
His spiritual energy in the form of sound that helps to transform the mind (Mantra):
OM ZAMBALA ZALENDHRAYE SOHA (or SVAHA)
Over time there evolved not one but five wealth Jambala, each with his own mantra and practice to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability.( See THANKA PAINTING of Five Jambala with Virupasha) The best way to worship Jambhala is by making continuous water offerings to them. If possible, do also try to simultaneously recite the appropriate mantras, and then worship or practice will be extremely powerful. About five jambala and there mantra visit Five Jambala (Dzambhala) and Mantra to read about five wealth jambala.
1)Yellow Jambala (Dzambala)
2)White Jambala (Dzambala)
3)Black Jambala (Dzambala)
4)Green jambala (Dzambala) and
5)Red Jambala (Dzambala).