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In Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, Amitayus is an important long-life deity. Often depicted holding a vase of long-life, Amitayus is frequently paired together with White Tara and Ushnishavijaya as the Three Long Life Deities. Red in color and adorned with jewel ornaments and a crown, he is the sambhogakaya form of Amitabha, who in monk’s robes is the nirmanakaya form.