Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Amitabha Buddha, Standing

Amitabha, Standing | Amitabha/Amitayus Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Amitabha Standing Description (below)
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

"...in the sky is a red thousand petalled lotus, in the middle a full moon disc. Above that is the Bhagavan Lord of Immeasurable Life and Pristine Awareness, with a radiant body, ruby-like in colour, red and radiant. A youth sixteen years of age, smiling and peaceful, with a pleasant face. At the heart, between the two hands clasped together, is held a vaidurya alms bowl filled with immortal nectar. Standing in a manner with the two feet together. The hair of the head is heaped with half of the black locks in the manner of a tuft tied on the crown. The remaining tresses extend [downward] between the heels of the feet; with various silks as a lower garment, red silks as an upper garment and lavishly adorned, surrounded by the root and lineage teachers and a host of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, dwelling as if real." (Tsarchen Losal Gyatso, 1502-1566).

Jeff Watt [updated 1-2018]