INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

The Hindu and Buddhist Gods of India...

AVALOKITESVARA

Indian Compassion God

The Lord of Compassion

Fondly known to us as ‘have a look it’s Vara’ — and there is a lot to look at, for he comes in many forms, from the basic one head, four arms model to one with eleven heads and a thousand arms.

We do not know who does the counting, or if it is before or after the bars close. But we do know that this member of the BODHISATTVAS is very popular, being identified with AMITABHA, GUAN-YIN, KANNON and CHENREZIG.

AVALOKITESVARA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : AVALOKITESVARA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Compassion
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2368
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Article last updated on 29 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Avalokitesvara: Indian God of Compassion." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 19 September 2014.

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