This East-Asian Bodhisattva is associated with compassion, and venerated as the Goddess of Mercy by Mahayana Buddhists.
In the Karandavyuha Sutra, the deity is called 'The One with A Thousand Arms and Thousand eyes' and is described as superior to all Gods and Buddhas of the Indian pantheon.
One Buddhist legend presents Guan Yin as vowing to never rest until she had freed all sentient beings from samsara, reincarnation. Despite strenuous effort, she realized that still many unhappy beings were yet to be saved. After struggling to comprehend the needs of so many, her head split into eleven pieces. Amitabha Buddha, seeing her plight, gave her eleven heads with which to hear the cries of the suffering. Upon hearing these cries and comprehending them, Guan Yin attempted to reach out to all those who needed aid, but found that her two arms shattered into pieces. Once more, Amitabha came to her aid and appointed her a thousand arms with which to aid the many.
Inner eye is for the soul, outer eye is for the beauty. To see the real beauty, you need to follow the shadows on the walls of your cave! These gold masterpieces will bright your way.
Gold painted thankas from Nepal are unique art work from masters. We collected them in our last journey in Kathmandu valley.
We are sure you will lost in mad details while it’s magic aura surrounds you.
Handmade - Gold paint
43 x 25cm
Please consider the light. You will observe different colours with conditions of light.
It's suggested to hang on wall without glass.
You can use soft microfibre dust cleaner.