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Amida sanzon@ɎO
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Lit. Amida triad. A triad consisting of the Buddha *Amida (Sk:Amitabha/Amitayus) at the center flanked by two attendants, most commonly the bodhisattvas *Kannon ω (Sk: Avalokitsvara) on the left and *Seishi (Sk: Mahasthamaprapta) on the right. Kannon's crown displays a small image of Amida *kebustu , while Seishi's crown contains a small water bottle suibyou r, which represent compassion and wisdom respectively. The central Amida may be standing or seated, gesturing any of a variety of mudras. Amida triads are the main images of *amidadou ɓ. The grouping also appears in *joudo hensou yϑ and *raigou-zu }}, Amida sanzon raigou-zu ɎO}}. Especially popular in the late Heian and Kamakura periods.
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