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Important Buddhist Religious Day - Makha Bucha Day (2002)

Buddha image in the pahng paang saiyaat pose

 

 Issue Name: Important Buddhist Religious Day - Maghapuja Day
 Thai Issue Name: ชุดวันสำคัญทางพุทธศาสนา (วันมาฆบูชา)
 Issue Date: 2002/2545-02-26
 Cause: To commemorate the annual Makha Bucha Day
 Catalogue Number: 2002/7
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Unused Value: 6 Baht
 Used Value:  3 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 1,200,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Buddha image in the pahng saiyaat pose, i.e. the position of sleeping or reclining, which in the Phra prajam wan geut system corresponds to Tuesday, whereas the pink background corresponds to Tuesday in the sih prajam wan system. This pose refers to either the Mahaparinippahn of the Buddha, or ‒otherwise‒ to a scene in which the giant Asurindarahu wanted an audience with the Buddha, yet proud of his size refused to bow down before the Buddha, prompting the latter to enlarge his body to a size so huge, that he had to lay down in order to be able to meet with the giant (fig.).
 Related Link: pahng saiyaat, Buddha image, sih prajam wan, Phra prajam wan geut, Mahaparinippahn, Asurindarahu, bucha