Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Amitabha/Amitayus Iconography

Amitabha Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Iconography Topics
- Iconographic Forms
- Amitabha: Charya & Yoga Tantra
- Amitabha Buddha (Nirmanakaya)
- Amitayus Buddha Page
- Buddha Main Page
- Buddha Appearance
- Confusions
- Others...

There are two main types of Amitabha:
- Buddha Appearance Amitabha (Nirmanakaya)
- Peaceful Appearance Amitabha (Sambhogakaya)

The important iconographic difference between the two, Amitabha and Amitayus, is almost always Amitabha has Buddha Appearance and Amitayus has Bodhisattva Appearance.

Database Search - Amitabha/Amitayus: All Images | Painting | Sculpture | Mandala

Jeff Watt 10-2008 [9-2011, 1-2020]

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).