In Tibet, Vairavaa is considered a lokapla or dharmapla in the retinue of Ratnasambhava. He is also known as the King of the North. As guardian of the north, he is often depicted on temple murals outside the main door. He is also thought of as a god of wealth. As such, Vairavaa is sometimes portrayed carrying a citron, the fruit of the jambhara tree, a pun on another name of his, Jambhala. The fruit helps distinguish him iconically from depictions of Kuvera. He is sometimes represented as corpulent and covered with jewels. When shown seated, his right foot is generally pendant and supported by a lotus-flower on which is a conch shell. His mount is a snow lion. Tibetan Buddhists consider Jambhala’s sentiment regarding wealth to be providing freedom by way of bestowing prosperity, so that one may focus on the path or spirituality rather than on the materiality and temporality of that wealth. Height: 18.0 cm7.09 in. 18.0 cm7.09 in. Depth : 10.5 cm / 4.13 in. The item “A Tibetan gilt bronze lion zambala Vaisravana god of wealth buddha Statue” is in sale since Saturday, June 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism\Statues & Figures”. The seller is “goldenwheat007″ and is located in , . This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Year: Qing dynasty
- Material: gilt bronze