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  Ananda Phaya inner guardians

 

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In addition to the sentinels on the outside, i.e. the sandstone statues of chintha and seated door guardians (fig.), the corridors leading towards Ananda Phaya (fig.) also feature dvarapala, seated in niches, one on each side of the entrance.

 

Besides all those, at the entrances to the inner sanctum there are again some door guardians standing erect in pairs, one on either side of each of the gates. The latter sentries are wearing a belt decorated with kala faces (fig.), i.e. mask-like ornaments used to drive away evil.

See TRAVEL PICTURES (1), (2) and (3), as well as THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS and BEYOND.

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  Ananda Phaya inner guardians