|Date Range||1600 - 1699|
|Lineages||Gelug and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Alternate Names: Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika
At the center of the composition is Lokeshvara with one face and two arms. The hands hold the stems of flowers blossoming over the two shoulders. The right leg is slightly extended and the left drawn up. The colour of the body is yellow, likely to symbolize the application of gold pigment. Vertically aligned at the right and left are eight further manifestations of Lokeshvara, each in a different colour, and each protecting from one of the eight great fears. At the lower left are the fears of snakes and tigers, elephants at the bottom right, and fear of fire above that.
At the top center is Amitabha Buddha, red in colour. Seated at the right and left sides are two unidentified Gelug teachers wearing yellow hats. At the bottom center is Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo.
There are different lists of the Eight Fears but generally they are: lions, elephants, snakes, ghosts, fire, water, robbers, and false imprisonment.
From the Mind Ornament of Padma (page 86) by Dudjom Rinpoche it says: "Outer obstacles are the sixteen major fears: the  earth fear of pride, the  water fear of desire, the  anger fear of fire, the  envy fear of wind, the  lightning fear of thunderbolts, the  weapon fear of what is sharp and piercing, the  tyrant fear of prisons, the  enemy fear of bandits and thieves, the  ghost fear of flesh-eaters, the  wrath fear of elephants, the  beast fear of lions, the  poison fear of snakes etc., the  illness fear of plague etc., the  fear of untimely death, the  fear of poverty and scarcity, and the  fear of vanishing sense pleasures."
Jeff Watt [updated 11-2018]