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


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 :

Buddha Images at Wat Phra Pathom Chedi

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 (2)


Standing Buddha, Indian Style
A standing Buddha, Indian style.
Enlarged from an ancient model, found in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) province.


Buddha showing Mortification
Cross-legged Buddha, showing the image of mortification. The Buddha is subduing himself by fasting. Gandhara sculpture style, cast after a stone original in the museum at Lahore, Pakistan.


Standing Buddha, Ayutthaya Style, Calming the Oceans
Standing Buddha, with the gesture of Calming the Oceans.
In the style of the Ayutthaya period.
Found at Wat Yai, Phetchaburi province.


Buddha Subduing Mara, Chiang Saen Style
Sitting Buddha, with the gesture of Subduing Mara (Calling the Earth to Witness).
In the style of the Chiang Saen period.
Found at Wat Phra Kong, Lamphun province.


Standing Buddha, Lopburi Style, Forbidding the Relatives from Fighting

Standing Buddha image, with the gesture of forbidding the relatives from fighting.
In the style of the Lopburi period.
Found in Phetchaburi province.

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