image of Akshobhya
name of Akshobhya in Siddhaṃ
a kṣo bhya

Akṣobhya is the blue Buddha who sits in the eastern quarter. The name Akṣobhya means immovable or imperturbable. His mudra is the bhūmisparśa or earth touching mudra. His emblem is the vajra, which sits balanced in his left hand; he is the head of the Vajra family.

Akṣobhya was probably the earliest of the Jinas to emerge. The Akṣobhyavyūha Sūtra describes his pureland Abhirati which translates as "delightful". Getting into Abhirati requires assiduous practice, unlike Amitabha's pureland which merely requires faith in Amitabha's vow to save all beings.

mandala of the jinas

Position in mandala  east
Colour blue
Family Vajra
Mudra earth touching
Wisdom Mirrorlike Wisdom
Emblem vajra
Consort/prajñā Locanā

Other Jinas: Vairocana | Ratnasmabhava | Amitabha | Amoghasiddhi |

Bodhisattvas: Vajrapāṇi | Acala - Fudō

Seed Syllable


Seed syllable 'hum' in the Siddham script

The bīja mantra hūṃ is shared by a number of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, especially those associated with the Vajra family such as Vajrapāṇi, and Vajrasattva. Seed syllable 'hum' in the Siddham script

Tibetan - Uchen



Akshobhya mantra in the Siddham script

Tibetan - Uchen

Akshobhya mantra in the Tibetan Uchen script


oṃ a kṣo bhya hūṃ

oṃ akṣobhya hūṃ