Muchalinda, the king of
is protecting the
Buddha against heavy rain by making a
cover with its multi-headed figure, whilst coiling its
body under the Buddha, who was seated under a
Taengwood Tree in deep
(fig.). This stone image was
found in Thonburi and is sculpted in the
Angkor Wat style from the 12th -13th
century. Sometimes depicted with a Buddha in a
bhumisparsa position (fig.).
See also POSTAGE STAMP.