To this day, Buddhist deities still provide an important method and content for Buddhist monks' studying and practicing in Tibetan monasteries. The Buddhist deities in the list can be found in almost all Tibetan monasteries and temples, as well as their significance, identifications, and images.
Buddha figures are the most enshrined category in Tibetan areas, including Shakyamuni Buddha, Jampa Buddha, Immortal Buddha, Medicine Buddha, etc. Some statues are renowned like the 12-year-old Shakyamuni statue enshrined in the Jokhang Temple, the Buddha statue enshrined in the Ramoche Temple, the Qamba Buddha statue in the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the Qamba Buddha statue in the Drepung Monastery, and the Shakyamuni statue in the Sakya Monastery.
Who is it?
Shakyamuni, formerly known as Gautama Siddhartha, is the founder of Buddhism. Shakyamuni was born in Kapilavastu, the north of ancient India around 500BC, and he was the son of King Śuddhodana. After enlightenment, he was respected by the world as "Sakyamuni", meaning "the sage of the Sakyamuni".
How can I tell?
Buddha Shakyamuni sits on the vajra seat with his left hand on his feet or holding a bowl, which means meditation. His right-hand points vertically to the ground, which means that Buddha Sakyamuni sacrificed everything to attain liberation for all living beings.