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  Thoranih

 

Thailand

Thoranih, the mother of the earth, is usually portrayed wringing water from her hair, thus aiding Siddhartha in his resistance against Mara. She also witnessed the Buddha's merit accumulated during his past lives, before his Enlightenment.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2), as well as TRAVEL PICTURES.