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


Phra Pathom Chedi : Buddha Images (14)


Buddha receiving Water

Receiving Water
The Buddha was on the way to Kapilavastu when he fell ill. He asked Ananda to get some water from the river. The water was muddy because many carts had crossed the river. However, when the water was scooped from the river, it was clear.


Reclining Buddha : Making a Prophecy
Making a Prophecy


Buddha preaching his Last Sermon

The Buddha preaching his last sermon
On the Buddha's order, on his last day of live, Ananda went into town to spread the word that the Buddha was going to pass away the same day. Subhadda (Supata), a wanderer adhering to another relgion, came to visit the Buddha, and asked him some questions. The Buddha taught him that there was no way of attaining enlightenment outside of Buddhism. Subhadda became filled with faith, and though normally there was a 'probation' period before followers of other religions could become a monk, an exception was made, and Subhadda became the last direct disciple of the Buddha on that day.
Afterwards the Buddha preached his last sermon to the disciples present.


Buddha entering Nirvana (passing away)

Entering Nirvana
The Buddha has passed away, aged 80 years old, and enters Nirvana


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