Bhaisajyaguru is known as
Medicine Buddha. He is also called the Healing Buddha. He is said to
dispense spiritual medicine when properly worshipped. It is even believed
that an efficacious cure may be accomplished by merely touching the image.
In Tibet, he may be represented either as a Buddha or as a Bodhisatwa. As a
Buddha, he has the urn (small round bulge or protuberance above the bridge
of the nose) the fourth superior marks of a Buddha Ushnisha ( A buldge or
protuberance in the skull of the Buddha the first superior marks of a Buddha
) short and curly hair. He wears a monastic robe, is seated with the legs
crossed. His left hand lying in his lap in meditation mudra, usually holds
the medicine bowl, while the right hand in charity mudra holds either a
branch with fruit, or the fruit alone, of the myrobalan, as medicinal plant
found in India and other tropical countries.