Friday, November 27, 2015

THAILAND ~Wat Yai Chai Mongkol-Ayutthaya ~

...Wonderful impressively large statue of the Reclining Buddha beautiful covered by a bright orange cloth... from travelling friend Benny!! Thanks a lot!!
Photo Jatupom Rutnin
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol  is a temple a short distance from the ruined walls of Ayutthaya ( the former capital of Thailand).

A reclining Buddha is a statue that represents Buddha lying down and is a major iconographic and statuary pattern of Buddhism. It represents the historical Buddha during his last illness, about to enter the parinirvana. He is lying on the right flank, his head resting on a cushion or relying on his right elbow, supporting his head with his hand.

The Reclining Buddha image and its Vihara were probably built in the reign of King Naresuan. It was particularly used for worship and meditation.


Tourist Spots- Seaside
 (Issued 05-07-2012)

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