Bhaishajyaguru or the healing Buddha. Instantly recognisable from the nectar-pot in the left hand, containing a blend of three life-giving and -sustaining elixirs, and the myrobalan twig in the right. Also known as the medicine Buddha.
The Bhaishajyaguru murti that you see on this page is a heavily and luxuriantly carved composition. On a high plinth He sits, roughly a third of the seated figure’s stature. The robe drawn over His princely shoulders is engraved with episodes from the life of Shakyamuni. Beneath the same is a complexion of molten gold colour.
The strikingly lifelike face of the Buddha bears an expression of deep introspection. Profound, seedless samadhi writ large over His princely brow.
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