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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

  

 

 

  Bhaisajyaguru

 

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A statue of Bhaisajyaguru, a buddha from Mahayana Buddhism, who attained Enlightenment before the historical Sakyamuni Buddha, and of whom he represents the healing aspect. He is also known as the Master of Healing or Medicine Buddha, and he is sometimes represented with a dark blue complexion. He is typically depicted seated, wearing monk's robes, holding a lapis-coloured jar of medicine nectar in his left hand, and with his right hand resting on his right knee, whilst holding some herbal plants, that represent healing.