Dzambala is a wealth god whose blessings to remove the obstacle of poverty, bringing wealth and abundance to pure Dharma practitioners.
His blessings bestow good luck, increase virtues, prolong life, increase intelligence, and provide both material and spiritual benefits.
Dzambala is known as the Buddhist god of wealth. Additionally, he is also one of the eight Buddhist guardian deities that have been given the mandate of protecting the Dharma.
The main focus of Dzambala is to alleviate poverty. Most certainly, devotees would be better able to practice the Dharma if their most basic needs were met. Additionally, the eradication of poverty would eliminate the need for desperate action to relieve hunger and disease. As a result, practitioners would not feel compelled to commit theft or violence in order to survive.
There are five Dzambalas and they are all members of the jewel family. Furthermore, the most popular Dzambala is Yellow Dzambala and he is an emanation of Buddha Ratnasambhava. Indeed, Ratnasambhava holds the virtue of equanimity which makes Dzambala well suited for the task of eradicating poverty. One of the most common features of Dzambala statues is the mongoose that is perched on his left forearm. This mongoose is named Nehulay and he is always spitting forth precious jewels and treasures.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There are five Dzambalas – yellow, white, black, green and red – of which yellow is the most common form. Each form has its own special significance and attributes. Dzambala is seated imperially upon a throne, with a bijapuraka fruit in his right hand and a mongoose in his left hand. The mongoose constantly spews forth precious jewels and treasures and represents Dzambala’s victory over the nagas.