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

Historical Notes :
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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 (8)

 

Standing Buddha, Lopburi Style

Standing Buddha image, with the gesture of Calming the Ocean.
In the style of the Lopburi period.
Cast and enlarged from an ancient model.

 

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 Phra Bat Tak Pha, Lamphun province.

 

Buddha Teaching, Lopburi Style

Standing Buddha image, with the gesture of Teaching (Instruction).
In the style of the Lopburi period.
Cast and enlarged from an ancient model.

 

Buddha Invoking Victory, Ayutthaya Style
Sitting Buddha image, with the gesture of Invoking Victory.
In the style of the Ayutthaya period.
Cast from an ancient model.

 

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 Sawang Arom, Muang Thung Yang, Uttaradit province.


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