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  reclining Buddha of Wat Poh

 

Thailand

The reclining Buddha of Wat Poh or Wat Phra Chetuphon in Bangkok. The position is one of the four iryapatha (fig.) and relates to the Buddha's Mahaparinirvana. See also pahng saiyaht.

 

The giant foot soles of this image show the 108 auspicious signs of a buddha, intricately made with mother-of-pearl inlay (fig.).

See POSTAGE STAMP.

 

  reclining Buddha of Wat Poh