From a distance … Kuan Yin blesses all December 28, 2007Posted by asianpixmen in Craft, Culture, Malaysia, Miscellaneous, Places.
Ayer Itam in Penang has a long history with visitors, local and foreign. It is the gateway to Kek Lok Si Temple a little way uphill. In recent years, its popularity has increased several folds because of a gigantic statue of Kuan Yin or the Goddess of Mercy.
From a distance, in fact, from quite a distance, one can catch a glimpse of the heavenly figure overlooking the land below. Devotees of Kuan Yin take comfort in the fact that her physical presence is an assurance of mercy and compassion for all humans, regardless of their background.
On a misty morning when the low-lying clouds embrace the gentle slopes, the half-shrouded Kuan Yin bears a fleeting resemblance of a heavenly goddess descending to bless her subjects.