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  Phra Narai

 

Thailand

Phra Narai is the Thai name for the Hindu god Vishnu. Note that the attributes of this statue are slightly different from those usually given to Vishnu (fig.). Both are depicted with four arms holding a chakra, a conch and a gada, but here the lotus has been replaced by a trident, a weapon of Shiva, but in Thailand also a symbol of the Chakri Dynasty.

See also LIST OF RAMAKIEN CHARACTERS.