Avalokitesvara

[ 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.

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Example sentences from the Web for avalokitesvara

  • 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
  • For example, the power of Avalokitesvara was separated from his protecting care and providence.

    The Religions of Japan|William Elliot Griffis