June 19, 2009

Nyoirin-Kanzeon-Bosatsu (cintaamaNicakra) in Engaku-ji temple

Nyoirin-Kanzeon-Bosatsu is one of the six Kanzeon-Bosatsus. These Kanzeon-Bosatsus are the gods of mercy and salvation that are the metamorphosises of Buddha himself.

This Bosatsu has six hands and holds a Hou-rin (i.e. evil-destroying wheel) and a Nyoui-houjyu (i.e. wish-fulfilling jewel) on two of his hands.

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