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  Nandimitra

 

Thailand

Nandimitra, of the eighteen arahats, who is nicknamed Dragon Subduing Arhat. According to one legend, when the people of a small kingdom went on a rampage against the Buddhist monasteries and stole the sutras, which ended up in the palace of an undersea king, Nandimitra subdued the dragon guard and restored the sutras back to earth. In his hands he holds the spiritual pearl and a small bowl, which is sometimes understood to represent a chintamani, that is a wishing gem.

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