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 :
Chiang Saen - Lanna
U Thong

Historical Notes :



Temples in Thailand :
Wat Pho
Wat Benchamabophit  

Buddha Images at :
Pathom Chedi
Wat Benchamabophit   
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 (3)


Buddha Meditating, Dvaravati Style
Sitting Buddha image, in the attitude of Meditation.
In the style of the Dvaravati period.
Enlarged from an original.
Found in the bed of the Mun River, Wang Palad, Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) province.


Buddha Subduing Mara, Khmer Style
Sitting Buddha with the gesture of Subduing Mara.
In the Khmer style.
Found at Wat Si Chin, Thonburi.


Standing Buddha, Ayutthaya Style

Standing Buddha, with the gesture of Calming the Oceans.
In the style of the Ayutthaya period.
Found in Phetchaburi province.


Buddha Subduing Mara, Chiang Saen Style
Sitting Buddha image, with the gesture of Subduing Mara.
In the style of the Chiang Saen period.
Found at Wat Ko Koet, Ayutthaya province.


Standing Buddha, Sukhothai Style, Stopping the Relatives from Fighting

Standing Buddha image, with the gesture of Forbidding the Relatives from Fighting.
In the style of the Sukhothai period.
Found at Wat Mai Nakhon Luang, Ayutthaya province.

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