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Samantabhadra is an important bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism. Usually represented mounted on an elephant, Samantabhadra is often depicted as an attendant to Shakyamuni, together with Manjushri. In the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Samantabhadra is considered to be the Adibuddha, symbolizing the primordial state of awakening or enlightenment.