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 :

Dvaravati
Khmer-Lopburi
Chiang Saen - Lanna
Sukhothai
U Thong
Ayutthaya


Historical Notes :

Dvaravati
Sukhothai
Ayutthaya

Resources

Temples in Thailand :

Overview
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 (7)

 

Sitting Buddha image, with the gesture of Subduing Mara.
Burmese style.
Found at Mandalay, Myanmar.

 

Standing Buddha image, with the gesture of Imparting Fearlessness.
In the style of the Sukhothai period.
Cast and enlarged from an ancient model.

 

Sitting Buddha image, with the gesture of Subduing Mara.
In the style of the Sukhothai period.
Found at Wat Praya Krai (Jotanaram), Bangkok.

 

Standing Buddha image, with the gesture of Forbidding the Relatives from Fighting.
In the style of the Ayutthaya period.
Found at Wat Yai, Phetchaburi province.

 

Sitting Buddha image, with the gesture of Subduing Mara.
In the style of the Ayutthaya period.
Found in Phetchaburi province.


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