Lokeshwor Copper Statue height 65cm weight 5.8 kg Handmade Nepal
Among many Buddhist deities in Buddhism, Lokeshwor is one of the first ones to be worshipped and paid respect to. In Sanskrit, Lokeshwor means the Lord who looks down towards the entire realm. Similarly, Lokeshwor is also referred to as Padmapani ("The Holder of Lotus") in Sanskrit. He is a Bodhisattva who represents the compassion of all the Buddhas. Lokeshwor is variably depicted, described and portrayed differently in different cultures and countries as either a male or a female Buddhist deity. According to Chinese Buddhism, Lokeshwora or Avalokitesvara has been depicted in a different female figure of Guanyin. In Cambodia however, he appears as Lokesvara.