Kuan Yin Goddess of Mercy

$39.00

A-T-137g

Hand Carved from solid teakwood,. Quan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin, Kuanyin; in pinyin, Guanyin). In Sanskrit, her name is Padma-pâni, or “Born of the Lotus.” Quan Yin, alone among Buddhist gods, is loved rather than feared and is the model of Chinese beauty. Regarded by the Chinese as the goddess of mercy, she was originally male until the early part of the 12th century and has evolved since that time from her prototype, Avalokiteshvara, “the merciful lord of utter enlightenment,” an Indian bodhisattva who chose to remain on earth to bring relief to the suffering rather than enjoy for himself the ecstasies of Nirvana.

Out of stock

SKU: A-T-137g Category:

Description

Kuan Yin Goddess of Mercy  13″

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 10 × 10 in