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Padmapāni

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
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Padmapāni is one of the most common epithets for Avalokiteshvara, Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion. The deity is standing in the tribhanga position or triple pose on a lotus. Her right hand indicates the sign for charity and compassion, or varada mudra. The left is holding a lotus flower, padma, her distinctive symbol.