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  Erawan

 

Thailand

Stone carving of the three-headed elephant Erawan, symbol of ancient Siam and mount of the god Indra. Erawan is often depicted in mural paintings and as a gilded relief on temple gates (fig.). He is sometimes represented with Ganesha on his back (fig.). See also Airavata.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2), as well as TRAVEL PICTURE.