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Three standing figures to the left of the central Buddha figure. Figures from the left to right represent Prince Sudhana ("Good wealth"): Avalokiteshvara figure, clad in a dhoti, his upper torso in animal hide, and hands in āhvāna mudrā (gesture calling for discourse), and Arya Tārā. See also the images of Avalokiteshvara and Tārā. Sudhana, according to the Avatamsaka Sutra of Mahāyāna Buddhism, is an Indian youth seeking Enlightenment. The figure is in tribanga pose, with bends at the traditional three points. Avalokitheshvara (named Natha during Kotte Period, and also Guanyin) is, in Mahāyāna Buddhism, the personification of perfect compassion; the female figure of Tārā is the goddess of compassion, also in tribanga pose.