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ID: 901000085
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000085
Record Type: Character/Person

Avalokiteshvara (Buddhist bodhisattva)

Note: Bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. This bodhisattva is variably depicted and described and is portrayed in different cultures as either female or male. He supremely exemplifies the bodhisattva's resolve to postpone his own Buddhahood until he has helped every being on earth achieve emancipation.

Names:
Avalokiteshvara (Buddhist bodhisattva) (preferred,English,D)
Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist bodhisattva) (English,U)
Avalokitesvara (Buddhist bodhisattva) (English)
अवलोकितेश्वर (Buddhist bodhisattva) (Sanskrit,U)
སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས (Buddhist bodhisattva) (Tibetan)
Spyan ras gzigs (Buddhist bodhisattva) (Tibetan (transliterated),U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Buddhist iconography> (P)
........<Buddhist characters> (P)
............Avalokiteshvara (Buddhist bodhisattva) (I)
Related Iconography:
associated with .... Krishna
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Hindu iconography, Hindu characters, Krishna (Hindu deity)) [901000876]
associated with .... Sadaksari-Lokesvara
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Sadaksari-Lokesvara (Buddhist deity)) [901002270]
associated with .... Simhanada
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Simhanada (Buddhist deity)) [901002271]
associated with .... Khasarpana
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Khasarpana (Buddhist deity)) [901002272]
associated with .... Lokanatha
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Lokanatha (Buddhist deity)) [901002273]
associated with .... Halahala
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Halahala (Buddhist deity)) [901002274]
associated with .... Padmanarttesvaraya
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Padmanarttesvaraya (Buddhist deity)) [901002275]
associated with .... Harihariharivahanodbhava
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Harihariharivahanodbhava (Buddhist deity)) [901002276]
associated with .... Lokeshvara
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Lokeshvara (Buddhist deity)) [901002280]
has as manifestation .... Amoghapasa
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Amoghapasa (Buddhist character)) [901001457]
counterpart is .... Tara
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Tara (Hindu-Buddhist deity)) [901001903]
counterpart is .... Guanyin
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Buddhist iconography, Buddhist characters, Guanyin (Buddhist bodhisattva)) [901001278]
author of .... Great Compassion Mantra
..........(Literature and Performing Arts, Named written and performed works, Literary works: Philosophy, Religion, Great Compassion Mantra (incantation, Buddhist, translated 7th/8th century)) [901001355]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... bodhisattvas
.....(Buddhist doctrinal concepts, doctrinal concepts, religious concepts, religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Buddhist doctrinal concepts
.....(doctrinal concepts, religious concepts, religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Mahayana
.....(Buddhism, religions (belief systems, cultures), religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Theravada
.....(Hinayana, Buddhism, religions (belief systems, cultures), religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
symbolic attribute is .... lotus (plant, general)
.....(Angiospermae (division), Plantae (kingdom), Eukaryota (domain), living organisms (entities), Living Organisms (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
originated in .... India
.....(Asia) (TGN)
deity of .... compassion
.....(positive emotions, emotion, psychological concepts, social science concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Avalokiteshvara (Buddhist bodhisattva)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................Huntington, Art of Ancient India (1985)
................Faure, The Buddhist Icon and the Modern Gaze, Critical Inquiry (1998)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) LC control no.: sh 85010492
Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist bodhisattva)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Avalokitesvara (Buddhist bodhisattva)
................Larmer, Caves of Faith (2010)
अवलोकितेश्वर (Buddhist bodhisattva)
................Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalokite%C5%9Bvara
སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས (Buddhist bodhisattva)
................Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalokite%C5%9Bvara
Spyan ras gzigs (Buddhist bodhisattva)
................Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalokite%C5%9Bvara
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................ Dunhuang Research Academy, Mogao Grottoes (2000-)
................ British Museum [online] (1999-) http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3083433&partId=1&searchText=Avalokiteshvara&page=1
................ Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) https://lccn.loc.gov/n2017054713

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