Bhaishajyaguru Buddha Dharani


Bhaishajyaguru (भैषज्यगुरु) Buddha, Popularly known as the Medicine Buddha epitomizes the power of healing both on a physical and a spiritual level. By virtue of the twelve vowes he made prior to becoming a Buddha, beings are guaranteed healing through devotional acts dedicated to him.  He is usually seen flanked by two Bodhisattvas namely: Chandraprabha (चन्द्रप्रभ – Moon Light) & Suryaprabha (सूर्यप्रभ – Sun Light).

His Buddha Kshetra (बुद्ध क्षेत्र – Pure Land) is called as Vaiduryanirbhasa (वैडूर्यनिर्भास).

His Dharani is:

नमो भगवते भैषज्यगुरु वैडूर्यप्रभराजाय तथागताय अर्हते सम्यक्संबुद्धाय
ॐ भैषज्ये भैषज्ये भैषज्य समुद्गते स्वाहा

namo bhagavate bhaiṣajyaguru vaiḍūryaprabharājāya tathāgatāya arhate samyaksaṁbuddhāya
oṁ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajya samudgate svāhā

The Shortened Hridaya(Heart) Mantra is as follows:

(तद्यथा) ॐ भैषज्ये भैषज्ये भैषज्य समुद्गते स्वाहा

(tadyathā) oṁ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajya samudgate svāhā

For More Information about the Dharani see:

In the wallpaper, Bhaisajyaguru is seated on a Lotus in Padmasana posture. He is seen holding a Bowl and a Medicinal Herb in his hands. The Eight Auspicious Signs (अष्टमंगल – Ashtamangala) can be seen in his robes. He is surrounded by Chandraprabha to his left, and Suryaprabha to his right

Chandraprabha and Suryaprabha are standing on lotus pedestals, carrying a Moon Disc and Sun Disc respectively.

The Siddham Syllables above the Parasol of Bhaisajyaru are, Bhai (भै) to the left and Hūṁ (हूँ) to the right. Bhai is the Bijakshara (बीजाक्षर – Seed Syllable) of Bhaishajyaguru in Shingon tradition, where as Hum is his Bījākṣara in Tibetan Tradition.

The Letter above Chandraprabha’s parasol is ‘cha’ (च), the Seed Syllable of this Bodhisattva. Suryaprabhas’s seed syllable ‘a’ (अ) can be seen above that Bodhisattva’s parasol.

The dharani starts at the right corner (Top-Down). It reads “namo bhagavate bhaiṣajyaguru vaiḍūryaprabharājāya”, the dharani continues at left corner (Top – Down) “tathāgatāya arhate samyaksaṁbuddhāya tadyathā“. The heart of the dharani is placed around Bhaishajyaguru Buddha Himself.

(Read in Clock wise direction, from the left bottom)

ॐ भै ष ज्ये भै ष ज्ये भै  <break> ष ज्य स मु द्ग ते स्वा हा

oṁ bhai ṣa jye bhai ṣa jye bhai <break>  ṣa jya sa mu dga te svā hā

Surrounding the two Bodhisattvas’ Aura’s are their mantras:

Chandraprabha (Read Clockwise) :

नमः समन्त बुद्धानां चंद्रप्रभाय स्वाहा

namaḥ samanta buddhānāṁ caṁdraprabhāya svāhā

Suryaprabha (Read Anti – Clockwise) :

नमः समन्त बुद्धानां सूर्यप्रभाय स्वाहा

namaḥ samanta buddhānāṁ sūryaprabhāya svāhā

The names of the Bodhisattvas in Sanskrit (चंद्रप्रभः & सूर्यप्रभः – caṁdraprabhaḥ & sūryaprabhaḥ ) is placed below their pedestals.

Now for the List of Attributions:

Image Courtesy:

Siddham Syllables of Dharani taken from:

The rest of the Siddham is from  Siddham fonts as usual.


~ by Vinodh on May 19, 2009.

4 Responses to “Bhaishajyaguru Buddha Dharani”

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