Amitayus Buddha is the Buddha who helps us overcome ignorance and evil. The Amitayus Buddha is always depicted as red in color. The Amitayus Buddha is the Buddha of eternal life, and he is closely connected with Amitabha. In some texts the names Amitabha and Amitayus are used interchangeably. Amitayus is depicted in a seated position, his hands hold a vase and an alms bowl. These are symbolic of a long life that is free from disease. This thangka is 34 inches long and 20 inches wide. This thangka is mounted on brocade, and the measurements include the brocade. The mantra associated with Amitayus is OM A MA RA NI DZI WAN TI YE SOHA.