Our Masterpiece Amitabha Thangka portrays Amitabha Buddha. While formerly known as a Bodhisattva named Dharmakara, he accumulated an infinite amount of merit. After he obtained Buddhahood, he became known as the “Buddha of Infinite Light”. Amitabha had vowed to obtain his own pure land before becoming a Buddha and he spent many thousands of lifetimes achieving this goal.
During these many thousands of lifetimes, he studied all of the pure lands. When his time came and he was granted a pure land, it would be called Sukhavati. Sukhavati has become the most sought after of all the pure lands and it is a land of visual and sonorous bliss. By studying our Masterpiece Amitabha Thangka devotees can begin to visualize the pure land of Sukhavati.
Amitabha Buddha sits in his pure land in full lotus pose on top of a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, he is depicting the Dhyana mudra and an alms bowl rests in the palm of his right hand. Below Amitabha are standing depictions of Tibetan Avalokiteshvara and Vajrasattva.
On each side of Amitabha grow the verdant forests filled with flowers found in Sukhavati. The painting features 24k pure gold detailing completed by our master artist in Patan, Nepal. Click here to learn more about Amitabha Buddha.