The Tallest Lady Avalokiteshvara statue in Indo-China
Dakini Translations - Adele Tomlin

The Tallest Lady Avalokiteshvara statue in Indo-China

describes the Tallest Lady statue in Indo-.

Perched majestically on a hilltop overlooking the sea, the Lady , also known as Tuong Phat Ba Quan Am in Vietnamese, stands tall at 67 meters, radiating an aura of and protection.

Her presence is more than just a statue; she embodies the of mercy, believed to perceive, hear, and empathize with the cries of humanity.

With a graceful posture, she holds a containing the nectar of life in her right hand, while a willow branch in her left is used to sprinkle blessings on prayers.

Local fishermen revere her as their patron saint, seeking her guidance and protection before setting sail into the unpredictable . It’s believed that her benevolent gaze wards off misfortune and calamities, with locals attributing the absence of typhoons to her divine presence. Standing on a blooming , she faces the city, solace and protection to its inhabitants.

Adele underscores that Lady Buddha is not merely a statue but also a , comprising 17 floors, each adorned with twenty-seven Buddha statues for .

At the pinnacle rests a 2-meter Great Buddha statue, aptly named “Buddha in Buddha” by locals.

On the first and fifteenth days of every , devotees flock to the temple to offer prayers and aspirations, seeking blessings and guidance from the compassionate deity.

In Chinese and Southeast Asian , the concept of compassion is often personified in the form of Avalokiteshvara, also known as .

Depicted as both male and female, Avalokiteshvara manifests on to aid those in need, assuming various to offer solace and assistance.

The mural in Mogao Cave 45 at illustrates Chapter 25 of , depicting Avalokiteshvara’s compassionate presence among humanity.

Together with two other temples in Ba Na Hills and Marble Mountains, the Lady Buddha forms a triangle believed to shield the locals from negativity and disaster.

This holy stands as a beacon of hope and faith, inspiring reverence and devotion among all who seek solace and protection in the embrace of compassion.


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