The most prominent feature of our Aparmita Tibetan Thangka painting is the ambrosia vessel which holds his longevity nectar. This sacred container rests in the palm of his right hand as he is depicting the Dhyana “meditation” mudra. Additionally, Aparmita wears the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. Also, above the crown is featured the ushnisha topknot that is associated with royalty in ancient India. The third eye of wisdom between his brows indicates that Aparmita has achieved the state of perfected wisdom and he has the ability to see into a divine world.
Furthermore, Aparmita sits in full lotus pose. This is also known as the “vajra” pose. Vajra is a Sanskrit word that translates as diamond or lightening bolt in English. It is a symbol of indestructible virtue.
An Aparmita Tibetan thangka painting is often used as the center point of Tibetan longevity rituals. Indeed, Aparmita represents the powerful longevity attribute of Amitabha Buddha. As a result, devotees believe in Aparmita and his ability to heal chronic illness and grant them long life. Amitabha Buddha uses a powerful tool called “Sambhogakaya” to take the form of Aparmita. Click here to learn more about the special powers of the Buddhist Deities.