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  Mahaparinirvana

 

Thailand

The Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha is often depicted in Thai murals and icono-graphy as a reclining Buddha (fig.). According to legend the Buddha passed away between two sala trees, the same tree under which he was, according to some sources, also born.

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