Yellow Jambhala Also Deity Of Wealth Statue
The Buddhist wealth deity statue is gilded in 24k gold and made in Nepal. Yellow Jambhala is the hand-carved statue, seated with his right leg in the panhandle and his left leg drawn in. The artist decorated this statue with a Bodhisattva's crown, jewels, and a substantial bulging tummy. His most distinguishing characteristic is his mongoose Nehulay, often seen sitting in his left hand. Dzambhala's conquest of the nagas (snakes) is symbolized by Nehulay, who is constantly spewing rich gems and wealth. In addition, there are medicinal citron fruits in his right hand and at the base of the statue, which have restorative powers such as reducing fever.
Size: 6.2"/16cm (Height) x 4.3"/11cm (Base)
Weight: 828gm (approximate)
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Precious Stones
Jambhala is the Deity of Wealth and, appropriately, a member of the Jewel Family. He is sometimes equated with the Hindu deity Kubera. He is also said to be an emanation of Vaisnavara, one of the Four Great World-protecting Heavenly kings.