Amitābha (阿彌陀佛)/Amida (Biographical details)

Amitābha (阿彌陀佛)/Amida (buddha/bodhisattva; Indian; Male)

Also known as

Amitābha; Amitayus; Amituo (阿弥陀); Amituofo (阿弥陀佛); Amida (阿弥陀); Buddha


Amitābha (Immeasurable Light) is the Buddha in the mandala located in the western quadrant. He is coloured red, and rules over the Western Paradise, Sukhavati. In some forms of Chinese and Japanese Buddhism to be reborn in the Western Paradise is the aim of all devotees.