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

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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