Five Buddha families
Five Buddha families; Pancabuddhakula (Skt); sangs rgyas kyi rigs lnga (Tib).
Each of the five Buddha families is headed by a Buddha who represents the purified form of one of the five aggregates and a female Buddha who represents one of the five elements in purified form.
Vairocana (Wheel family) represents purified form;
Akshobya (Vajra family) purified consciousness;
Ratnasambhava (Ratna family) the purified aspect of feeling;
Amitabha (Padma family) perception /discrimination);
Amoghasiddhi (Karma family) conditioning and motivational factors.