Kun Iam is one of the four Bodhisattvas in Buddhism, His name "Kun Iam" is a Chinese translation of word "Avalokite vara in Sanskrit, also called Kun Sai Iam, literally means "perceiving the sound from the World". He is always presented as a dignified and kind female, often d holding a jar that containing pure water in one hand and a willow branch in the other. With his immeasurable wisdom, supernatural powers, great mercy, he is bound to save the Earth from sufferings. And it is claimed that as long as people ask Kun Iam for help, he can immediately perceive the sound and help, so is called Kun Sai Iam. In Buddhism, Kun Iam is the left retinue of Amitabha, together with Mahasthamaprapta on the right; the three Bodhisattvas are called Western Trinity.