With absolutely stunning detail and vibrancy, this hand-painted Kwan Yin statue is an incredible addition to your sacred space or to create a shrine in her honor. She is revered throughout Asia and the world as a goddess of compassion, illumination, and mercy. The moon is a key element in this design and is a cherished symbol in Chinese culture and mythology representing family unity. On the front and back of the moon are partial engravings of the Heart Sutra, which is the best known and most popular of Buddhist scriptures. The widely loved Kwan Yin is synonymous with the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the goddess of mercy, great compassion, kindness, and love.
Kwan Yin's, also known as Guan Yin or Quan Yin, most common portrayals include her holding her pearls of illumination, pouring the nectar of wisdom and compassion from a sacred vase, and holding her hands in sacred mudras. Mudras are hand gestures used by Buddhists used ritually and in meditation. When people think of Kwan Yin, they think of her roles as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Her energy is fiercely loving and protective.
The legend states that she attained enlightenment as she was about to enter through the gates of heaven. She paused here, and at hearing the world's cries, she decided to turn from heaven. In her enlightenment, she decided to return to help humankind find the right path, thus becoming the female Bodhisattva or enlightened one.
Size: 7" x 7.75" x 3.5"