A mandala thangka painting featuring Lokeshvara (otherwise known as Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig) is a type of Tibetan Buddhist art devoted to the venerated bodhisattva of compassion. It is said that Lokeshvara is imbued with the empathetic energy of all Buddhas.
The focal point of a Lokeshvara Mandala Thangka is the image of Lokeshvara, generally with numerous arms and a variety of symbols. These arms often possess items like a lotus blossom, rosary beads, or a gem representing Lokeshvara's compassionate nature. The mandala around Lokeshvara in the thangka has complex geometric shapes, circles, and squares.
It also contains additional gods, symbols, and components that represent Lokeshvara's enlightened nature and compassionate actions. The Lokeshvara mandala thangka functions as a meditation focus, enabling contemplation and inspiring devotion. It symbolizes the enlightened aspects of Lokeshvara and serves as a reminder to cultivate compassion and reduce distress of living beings.