According to the Buddhist classics, Guanyin was the first son of the Holy King in charge of reincarnation. He has many followers and is considered the most well-known Bodhisattva in China. Guanyin has 33 various names and images , including an image with 1.000 hands , an image with 11 faces and an image with 48 arms.
Guanyin is extremely popular among the Chinese women . Since the Tang Dynasty , Guanyin became a female Bodhisattva, the only female figure among numerous manifestations of Buddha. This is unique in Chinese Buddhism and reflects Chinese characteristics.