Enlightenment Day of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara ‑ Chinese, Buddhist
|Event Name||Enlightenment Day of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara - Chinese, Buddhist|
|Start Date||3rd Aug 2017 12:00am|
Avalokiteśvara is a 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. In Chinese Buddhism, Avalokiteśvara has become the somewhat different female figure Guanyin. In Cambodia, he appears as Lokeśvara.
Avalokiteśvara is one of the more widely revered bodhisattvas in mainstream Mahayana Buddhism, as well as unofficially in Theravada Buddhism.