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  Law Ka Nat (Lokanat)

 

Myanmar

Law Ka Nat is a deity in Myanmar, who is revered by the Burmese as a celestial peacemaker and usually depicted seated on a giant lotus leaf, whilst holding a pair of small ching-like hand cymbals (fig.) with his feet.

 

He is often accompanied by an elephant and a lion, whilst a wood sculpture of Law Ka Nat is depicted on the former banknotes of 75 Kyat, that were issued by the Union of Burma Bank on 30 September 1985 in order to commemorate General Ne Winís 75th birthday.

 

  Law Ka Nat (Lokanat)

 

  Law Ka Nat (Lokanat)

 

He wears a crown-like headdress, is clothed in royal attire and is sometimes described as being depicted in a dancing posture. His name may also be transcribed Lokanat, which is reminiscent of the Thai term lohkkannaht, thus associating him with the Buddha.

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