This finely carved statue of Buddha Amitabha also known as Ö-pa-me (tib. འོད་དཔག་མེད།, ‘od dpag med) made in Kham province (Eastern Tibet). Amitābha, also called as Amida or Opame (Ö-pa-me) is a celestial buddha described in the texts of Mahāyāna system. Amitābha is the principal buddha in Pure Land Buddhism. In Vajrayana system Amitābha also presents for his longevity attribute, magnetising red fire element, the aggregate of discernment, pure perception and the deep awareness of emptiness of phenomena. Literally his name Amitābha means “Infinite Light” so Amitābha is also called “The Buddha of Immeasurable Life and Light”.
Unlike most statues made for tourists, all the details of this statue — such as the hands, face, etc — are made very carefully and in the details.
Each statue has some space inside to be filled by traditional way. This hole is closed by cover.