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  Wat Laht Phrao

 

Thailand

The Buddhist temple Wat Laht Phrao, located in Bangkok's Chokchai 4 area, was initially established in 1870 AD, but was relocated to its present location only four years later.

 

In front of the wihaan is an elevated balcony, that has several large Buddha images in different poses. The large free standing Buddha image on the left side is in the pahng peut lohk pose (fig.), i.e. representing the Buddha with the arms pendent alongside his body, the forearms lifted slightly outwards and both the hand palms turned forward. This pose refers to the Buddha disclosing Trailohk, showing the three worlds of heaven, earth and hell, simultaneously.

 

  Wat Laht Phrao

 

  Wat Laht Phrao

 

The other two large images are in the pahng leelah pose (fig.), i.e. of a walking Buddha, and in the pahng kho fon pose (fig.), i.e. asking for rain.

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