The idea of Medicine Buddha roots in a history of the Buddha Shakyamuni.
Thangka depicts Bhaisajyaguru in the middle of his pure land Vaiduryanirbhasa surrounded by the rest of Medicine Buddhas (including Shakyamuni), Bodhisattvas Surya-Prabha (the light of the sun) and Candra-Prabha (the light of the moon) who heal all the «hot» and «cold» sickness. At the bottom depicted the primary protector of Tibetan medicine Dorje Duddul (tib. shang blon rdo rje bdu’dul).
Property of Doctor VD (Moscow, Russia)