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Thousands hands thousands eyes Guanyin bodhisattva

Kuan-yin (known in Sanskrit as Avalokitesvara) is the bodhisattva of mercy and compassion in Buddhism. A common figure in Buddhist art, the head of the figure has 26 bodhisattva heads and one Buddha head. In the palm of each of the thousand hands is an eye, hence the name of this work. This type of Kuan-yin represents an important form in esoteric Buddhism.

Issued Country China
Issued Year 2002
Category Buddhist Image World Heritage Buddhist Arts Theme 1: : World Buddhist Heritage Through Stamps
Type Postage Stamps
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