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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Avalokitesvara / Guan Yin Goddess Statue at KTM Resort Batam

Guanyin is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World". He is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Pusa (simplified Chinese: 观音菩萨; traditional Chinese: 觀音菩薩; pinyin: Guānyīn Púsà; literally "Bodhisattva Guanyin"). Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, and then sent to the western pure land of Sukhāvatī.

It is generally accepted among East Asian adherents that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara (अवलोकितेश्वर). Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Taoists (or Daoists) as an Immortal. However, in folk traditions such as Chinese mythology, there are other stories about Guanyin's origins that are outside jatakas of Avalokiteśvara recorded in Buddhist sutras.

Statue of Goddess Kwan Im also an icon of Batam Island. Statue of the goddess Kwan Im is the result of the work of human hands is located at Tanjung Pinggir, Sekupang, precisely at KTM Resort. Statue of Goddess Kwan Im originally located on the waterfront facing Singapore, but eventually it was being moved to the front of the temple. Goddess Kwan Im statue built very sturdy with metal bones. Many people pray before the statue of the Goddess Kwan Im.
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