Kannon, God / Goddess of Mercy & Compassion
Zodiac Amulet for Folk Born in Year of the Rat
Rat Years are 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
PRICE = $95
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Jp. = Kannon Bosatsu
Ch. = Guānyīn Púsà
- Wood = Boxwood (Jp. = Tsuge)
- Centimeters = H 6.0 x W 4.5 x D 1.1
- Two pieces: (1) protective cover; (2) main piece with the deity's effigy; both pieces snap together snugly for compact-safe storage.
- Kannon (1000-armed version, called Senju Kannon) sitting atop a lotus petal; central hands in Mudra of Veneration (Prayer, Aspiration); right arm holding pilgrim's staff and left grasping Vajra club; latter represents the indestructibility of Buddhist law and its power to vanquish evil. See Kannon background notes for details. See Zodiac Page for more on Zodiac calendar.