Samantabhadra is a bodhisattva in Buddhism associated with practice and meditation.Samantabhadra is often depicted as part of a triad with Shakyamuni Buddha and the bodhisattva Manjushri. This triad represents the three essential aspects of Buddhist practice: wisdom (Manjushri), compassion (Avalokiteshvara), and action or practice (Samantabhadra).
In iconography, Samantabhadra is sometimes depicted riding on an elephant with three heads or with one head and six tusks. This imagery symbolizes his boundless wisdom and compassionate actions that benefit all beings. His association with practice and meditation highlights the importance of diligent cultivation and inner development on the path to awakening.
Samantabhadra helps in blessing health and longevity. In esoteric Buddhism, Samantabhadra uses Samantabhadra Bodhisattva as its deity to practise the Dharma, so Samantabhadra has the virtue of gaining and prolonging life, and the world often prays to Samantabhadra to increase life span.