Sahasrasbhuj Lokeswar

Sahasrasbhuj Lokeswar by Lok Chitrakar
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Code: #LC4
By Lok Chitrakar
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Size: 26.00 x 42.00 in
Material: Canvas
Medium: Stone color
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Lokeswar is the lord of the world and Avalokiteswar the one who takes care and looks after its creatures. Lokeswar is actually a manifestation of Avalokiteswar, and their existence coincides with one another, which is why the two are seen synonymously. Avalokiteswar has a white body and 1000 arms, with an eye in each palm. This is only one of the Bodhisattva's 108 forms. It is said that Avalokiteswar took a vow in the presence of his spiritual sire, Amitabh Buddha, to guide all creatures to Nirvana. However, when he entered the realm of hell to start upon his work and saw the suffering of the multitude, he was no longer sure whether he would be able to fulfill his vow, and in his despair his head splintered into ten pieces. But Amitabh Buddha encouraged him to be steadfast in his goal. The pieces of his broken head became a tower of ten separate heads, topped with an eleventh, which is in the likeness of Amitabh Buddha. His two arms were replaced by a thousand, symbolizing that thousand Buddhas, one for every 4000 years, who would be sent to help Lokeswar accomplish his goal. A king, represented by the eye in each palm, would help spread the teachings of the Buddha in that era. (Thus, in the present era, it was King Ashok who helped spread the teachings of Siddhartha Gautam, the Buddha).

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Lok Chitrakar
Date of Birth : 1961-03-25

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