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  Luang Pho

 

Thailand

In temples throughout Thailand images of venerated monks are often found, they are called Luang Pho. This particular image is of Luang Pho Thuad, who is also called Luang Poo Thuad. He is often portrayed with a magical crystal ball in his lap, which —acording to legend— a king cobra (fig.) spat out on him when he was a baby.

See also POSTAGE STAMP and TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2).