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Important Buddhist Religious Day - Visakha Bucha Day (2006)

Buddha image in the naagprok pose

 

 Issue Name: Important Buddhist Religious Day (Vesak Day)
 Thai Issue Name: วันสำคัญทางพุทธศาสนา (วันวิสาขบูชา)
 Issue Date: 2006/2549-05-12
 Cause: To commemorate the annual Visakha Bucha Day
 Catalogue Number: 2006/24
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Used Value: 4 Baht
 Unused Value: 2 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 45 x 27 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 1,000,000 pieces
 Printer: Chan Wanich Security Printing Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Buddha image in the naagprok pose, i.e. seated in deep meditation under a Taengwood Tree while Muchalinda (fig.), the king of nagas (fig.), is protecting the Buddha against heavy rain by making a cover with its multi-headed figure, whilst coiling its body under the Buddha, to lift him above the floodwaters. This pose corresponds to Saturday in the Phra prajam wan geut system, while the purple colour of the background corresponds to Saturday in the sih prajam wan system.
 Related Links: Visakha Bucha, Buddha, Buddha image, pahng nahg prok, Phra prajam wan geut, Muchalinda, meditation, naga, Taengwood Tree, sih prajam wan, chedi of Wat Prayun Wongsahwaht, snake, bucha