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[uhv-uh-loh-ki-teysh-ver-uh] /ˌʌv əˌloʊ kɪˈteɪʃ vər ə/
noun, Buddhism.
a male Bodhisattva, widely revered and identified with various persons and gods.
Compare Kwan-yin. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • For example, the power of Avalokitesvara was separated from his protecting care and providence.

    The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis
  • Probably it refers to the legendary birth of their chief saint, Avalokitesvara, who is said to have been born of a lotus flower.

    The Religious Sentiment Daniel G. Brinton
  • In another temple we found the Lamas holding service in worship of the many-handed Buddha, Avalokitesvara.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler

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