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The most popular of these divine beings is Avalokitedvara (spyan-ras-gzigs), the 'Lord o f Compassion', also known as LokeSvara, 'Lord of the World', a title 23 which he holds in common with Hindu h a . ); as well as in the reincarnating line of Dalai Lamas ever since the 5th of the series won by force of m s (1642) both political and religious supremacy in the country. Iconographically Avalokiteivara appears in a number of different forms, of which the most common are the Four-Armed form (Phyag-bzhi-pa), the Eleven-Headed (bCugcig-zhal) and the Eleven-Headed form together with a Thousand Arms and a Thousand Eyes (Phyug-stong spyan-stong).
T. Vol 7 6 , N o 3 4 5 3 , pp 159-3-1 ff. Their mandala is presided over by Vajrapini: dark green in colour. holding a five-tipped vajra and a bell. 23. The description o f the Planets is also taken from Vajravarman's commentary, pp. 162-4-7 ff. Their mandala is also presided over by Vajrapani having the appearance o f Trailokyavijaya. 24. S. F o u r Larnos o f D o l p o . Vol I. pp. 192-6. 1 9 8 . 200, 208, 21 1-2, 2 1 9 - 2 1 . 25. I:or descriptions see Oracles a11d Drrrtotls of Tibet, p p . 9 4 ff.
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