Amithabha Buddha Thangka Painting
Amitabha Buddha is being portrayed as Shakyamuni Buddha but usually, he is often depicted seated in meditation mudra while earth touching mudra is reserved for a seated Shakyamuni Buddha alone. In Tibetan Buddhism, Amitabha is red in color (red being the color of love, compassion, and emotional energy). He is being known to protect beings from the negative emotions of attachment his unique emblem is the lotus. He is thus associated with the attributes of the lotus: gentleness, openness, and purity.
Amitabha as Amitayus
Amitabha is known as the red Buddha of the west and the most ancient among the Five Dhyani Buddhas of the Vajrayana tradition. Amitabha means infinite light and he is also known as “Amitayus” or Buddha of the infinite life.