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  Satu Lokapala

 

Myanmar

Satu Lokapala, i.e. the four guardians that protect the world by presiding over the four points of the compass, are in Myanmar often seen at Buddhist temples and pagodas, usually erected around a tall post. They are dressed in royal attire and always in a standing pose, and most commonly −as is seen here− with the hands brought together as in a respectful greeting.