This is a beautiful representation of the Thousand Eye and Hand Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy and Compassion) standing peacefully on a lotus flower. A thousand eyes allow the bodhisattva to see the suffering creatures in this world, and a thousand hands allow her to reach out to help them.
Commonly known to Chinese Kuan Yin as the Goddess of Mercy (or Kwan Yin, Quan Yin, Guan Yin), she is the most popular of the deity on Chinese altars, trusted and loved by all Chinese people. Many Buddhist scriptures state that one can invoke Kuan Yin’s assistance by simply calling out her name, people feel that this bodhisattva is very approachable. “One Who Hears the Cries of the World”, She hears those who call upon her and helps them even to lead them to the peace and happiness of the Western Heaven. Kuan Yin is a savior with boundless compassion, a comforter of the sick, lost, senile, frightened, and unfortunate.
Bodhisattva’s main attraction for people lies in her efforts to eliminate suffering and to make people live in peace and harmony. This kind of immediate benefit and the ability to receive protection or help simply by calling the bodhisattva’s name, similar to children receiving an instant reply when calling their mother, have contributed to Kuan Yin’s great popularity.
To have a Kuan Yin picture or statue in your house brings loads of good luck and protection to the household and family. Place this Golden Standing Thousand Hand Kuan Yin Bodhisattva facing the main entrance of your home to bless you and your family with peace, protection, happiness, and safety.