Zambhala Thangka - prosperity & wealth-giving Dharma Protector
Tibetan Buddhists consider Zambhala's sentiment regarding wealth to be providing freedom by way of bestowing prosperity, so that one may focus on the path of spirituality rather than on the material possessions & wealth.
Buddhist Zambhala is the wealth-giving form of Avalokitesvara/Chenrezig, bodhisattva of compassion.
Zambhala's blessings help others by eliminating poverty, so they may practice Dharma.
Orange: overcomes pride
White: overcomes attachment
Black: overcomes resentment
Green: overcomes jealousy
Red: overcomes greed.
Zambhala sits on a white snowlion & his left hand holds a mongoose that produces precious jewels.
According to the Sutras, while Shakyamuni Buddha was teaching one day, demons tried to disturb and confuse the Buddha. zambhala appeared in front of the Buddha and protected him.
Recognising Zambhala’s courageous action, the Buddha asked Zambhala if he would like to become a Dharma Protector in order to help all sentient beings. Zambhala accepted the Buddha’s offer, and since then he has offered immediate assistance to all who call his name or chant his mantra. His blessings bestow good luck, increase virtues, prolong life, increase intelligence, and provide both material and spiritual benefits.
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86cm x 68cm
By not doing so, it is a symbol of humility and reluctance to take any merit for the work that they created. Preferably, the artwork is considered as a tribute to the dharma and the deity they create.
Please be aware of the misconception that thangka art is worth more when signed by the artist.