Amitabha, also known as Amida?or?Amitayus, is a?celestial buddha according to the scriptures of?Mahayana Buddhism. Amitabha is the principal buddha in Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of?East Asian Buddhism. In Vajrayana Buddhism, Amitabha is known for his longevity attribute, magnetising?red fire element, theaggregate?of discernment,?pure perception and the deep awareness of emptiness of phenomena. According to these scriptures, Amitabha possesses infinite merit?resulting from good deeds over?countless past lives?as a?bodhisattva named Dharmakara. Amitabha means “Infinite Light”, and Amitayus means “Infinite Life” so Amit?bha is also called “The Buddha of Immeasurable Light and Life”.