Avalokitasvara

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Avalokitesvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. He is also known as Padmapani.  Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara of the most powerful and complex forms bodhisattva ’s which has 11 heads and 1,000 arms.

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Avalokitesvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. He is also known as Padmapani.

About Painter

This painting is beautifully hand painted by Nepali  Master Thangka artist living in Bhaktapur.

The painting is beautifully painted by using gold leaf & Mineral Colors in Linen Cotton Canvas with small detail information.

About Painting

In this painting, Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara is seen standing on the lotus, as he is Padmapani. 

Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara of the most powerful and complex forms bodhisattva ’s which has 11 heads and 1,000 arms.

This form of Avalokiteshvara is portrayed most often in the esoteric traditions of Tibet and Japan.

In each button corner of the painting, we can see a painting of Manjushree and Six-Armed Mahakala.

Avalokitesvara is a bodhisattva who does not have a gender. Even though he may take into feminine forms like Guan Yin, Chenrezig, and many others, he is genderless.

In Buddhism, he will take in whatever form to help all beings since he is the bodhisattva of compassion.

Mahanayan Belief

According to the Karandavyuha Sutra, the sun and moon are said to be born from Avalokitesvara’s eyes, Shiva from his brow, Brahma from his shoulders, Narayana from his heart, Sarasvati from his teeth, the winds from his mouth, the earth from his feet, and the sky from his stomach. In Longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra, Avalokitesvara is an attendant of Amitabha.

 

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Dimensions 49 × 70 cm
Size

Large, Small, Medium

Mantra

Materials

Cotton Canvas

Spiritual focus

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