Handpainted Shakyamuni Buddha 10 mandala thangka with Lokeshwar at the top
In Sanskrit, Lokeshwor means the Lord who looks down towards the entire realm. He is a Bodhisattva who represents the compassion of all the Buddhas.
A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. In the Eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Shintoism it is used as a map representing deities, or specially in the case of Shintoism, paradises, kami or actual shrines.