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Avalokiteshvara (Skt. isvara = The Lord) is a Major bodhisattva of the Mahayana school of Buddhism, also appearing in the Theravada school.

His name means “The one who looks down” or “The one who hears the sound below” and is associated with compassion and divinity.

He is often represented in Tankas (elaborate Buddhist art) with several heads and up to a thousand arms.

Scholars don’t agree as to when Avalokiteshvara was first revered by believers.

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