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AVALOKITESVARA

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 BODHISATTVA is very popular, being identified with AMITABHA, GUAN-YIN, KANNON and CHENREZIG.

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Article last updated on 04 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT AVALOKITESVARA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : AVALOKITESVARA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 345

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