Beautiful Porcelain Quan Yin standing beside three Dragons feeding them from the Vase of Life. This is a "Drip Fountain" meaning you can fill the base with water, turn the fountain upside down to let the water run into the top of the statue. When you sit the statue back upright water will drip from the Vase into the mouths of the Dragons for a few days. These are exquisite and delicate looking fine porcelain drip fountains measuring about 12 inches tall.
Quan Yin is also known as Kwan Yin, Quan'Am (Vietnam), Kannon (Japan), and Kanin (Bali). Quan Yin is one of the four great Bodishattvas (Buddhistic prophet, a true Enlightened One)of Buddhism. With her loving kindness and gentle nature, she hears the cries of all beings. Quan Yin represents the Goddess and Divine Mother aspect of Buddhism. The same Goddess and Divine energy fdepicted by the Virgin Mary in Christianity. In the Egyptian mysteries, it is represented by Isis. In Hinduism, it is represented by Shakti, wife of Vishnu, by Parvarti, wife of Shiva, by Radha, wife of Krishna, and by Sita, wife of Rama.
Tips for filling your Quan Yin Drip Fountain
Tilt the statue in a slightly reclining position. Add water to the reservoir. Make sure you are filling the reservoir fully. Because of the small passageways that make your fountain drip slowly, there are frequent air blocks which you need to clear. Tilt the fountain on its head briefly, then tilt it back to a reclining position and add more water. Repeat until your fountain is full, reclining the statue more each time you add water. You can tell when your drip fountain is full by the sound water as you tilt it back and forth.
Once full, gently hold your thumb or finger over the opening in the base and turn the statue to an upright, level position and allow the water to settle. This forms the vacuum that will keep the water from draining too quickly.
Make sure you are filling the reservoir fully. It takes awhile to actually complete the first fill. Statues hold between 12 and 20 ounces of water, depending on the size. Also, make sure to add a small amount of bleach in the water to keep down the growth of algae which will block the passageways. Drip fountains will drip for up to a few days depending on the humidity levels in your home.