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Important Buddhist Religious Day - Makha Bucha Day (2005)

Buddha image in the pahng ram peung pose

 

 Issue Name: Important Buddhist Religious Day - Makha Bucha Day
 Thai Issue Name: ชุดวันสำคัญทางพุทธศาสนา (วันมาฆบูชา)
 Issue Date: 2005/2548-03-23
 Cause: To commemorate the annual Makha Bucha Day
 Catalogue Number: 2005/7
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht
 Used Value: 2 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 1,000,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Buddha image in the pahng ram peung pose, i.e. reflecting or thinking in retrospect, which refers to a scene in which the Buddha contemplates the subtle nature of dhamma and ponders on how to reveal this to mankind, considering that his teachings may be understood better by some than by others and comparing it with the image of lotus flowers, of which some are already flourishing above the water while others are still below the surface awaiting their bloom. This pose corresponds to Friday in the Phra prajam wan geut system, while the pale blue background corresponds to Friday in the sih prajam wan system.
 Related Link: Makha Bucha, Buddha, Buddha image, pahng ram pung, Phra prajam wan geut, sih prajam wan, dhamma, lotus, chedi of Wat Prayun Wongsahwaht, bucha