Buddhist Mythology

The Gods and Bodhisvattas of Enlightenment...

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, Guanyin, Kannon and Chenrezig.

Avalokitesvara Facts and Figures

Name: Avalokitesvara
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Compassion
Area of expertise: Compassion

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 412

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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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