Thai Buddha Images : Gestures and Postures of the Buddha. Buddha images of different historic periods in Thailand.

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Characteristics and Postures of the Buddha
Sitting Buddhas
Reclining Buddhas
Seven Days of the Buddha

Hand Gestures :
The Six Main Mudras
Dhyana Mudra
Bhumisparsha Mudra
Abhaya Mudra
Vitarka Mudra
Varada Mudra

Historical Periods :
Dvaravati
Khmer-Lopburi
Chiang Saen - Lanna
Sukhothai
U Thong
Ayutthaya

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Introduction to Buddhism in Thailand

The 10 Jatakas (lives of the Buddha) as depicted in Thai mural Temple paintings

 

Buddha Images in the Cloister at Wat Benchamabophit, Bangkok (10)

 

Buddha Meditating, Chiang Saen Style

Sitting Buddha image, with the gesture of Meditation.
In the style of the Chiang Saen period.
Found at Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai province.

 

Standing Buddha - Gupta Style

Standing Buddha image.
Indian (Gupta) style.
Found at Sarnath, Varanasi, India.
Original now in the National Museum, Bangkok.

 

Standing Buddha, U-Thong Style

Standing Buddha image, with the gesture of Forbidding the Relatives from Fighting.
In the style of the U-Thong period.
Found at Wat Ratchathani, Sukhothai province.

 

Buddha in Royal Attire - Subduing Mara
Sitting Buddha image, with the gesture of Subduing Mara.
Wearing the attributes of Royalty.
In the style of the late Chiang Saen period.
Found at Wat Mahathat Haripunchai, Lamphun province.

 

Buddha in Royal Attire, Forbidding the Relatives from Fighting

Standing Buddha image, with the gesture of Forbidding the Relatives from Fighting.
Wearing the attributes of Royalty.
In the style of the Lopburi period.
From Wat Tewarat, Bangkok.


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