Tibet Amitayus Buddha Statue. Bronze and Gold.
At Tibet Spirit Store, owned and operated by Tibetans helping Tibet families.
Size : 4" x 5.5" made with Bronze and Gold. This statue represents the Buddha Amitayus (Aparmita) He is the Bodhisattva of longevity or eternal life also known as the Buddha of Infinite Life. Amitayus is closely connected with Amitabha, the Buddha of infinite Light, and in some texts the two names are used interchangeably for the same deity. He wears the ornaments of a Bodhisattva and is red in color. Here, Amitayus is seated in a meditative posture, his hands cradling a vase (kalasha) containing the elixir of immortality (amrita) and leaves of the ashoka tree, which symbolize "a long life without the misery (shoka) of disease."