Ratnasambhava, Buddhism, born of a jewel, is the third dhyanibuddha, or meditation buddha; worshipped from around 500 BC to present. He is one of five mystic spiritual counterparts of the human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism; a product of Adibuddha who represents the branch of the cosmos concerned with sensation. He originates from the yellow mantra TRAM and lives in the southern paradise. He is the head of a group of deities who carry jewels and are family symbols. His Shakti is Mamaki and he is usually accompanied by two lions or horses. His color is yellow, and attributes are a jewel and three monkish robes. Ratnasambhava is also taken as a tutelary god in Lamaism (Tibet) and attributes include a bell, and a jewel. He has many emanations. A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, pp. 218-219