noun Buddhism.

a male Bodhisattva, widely revered and identified with various persons and gods.

Compare Kwan-yin.
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Examples from the Web for avalokitesvara

Historical Examples of 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.

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

    The Religions of Japan

    William Elliot Griffis