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  Wihaan Sadet Pho Phra Siwa

 

Thailand

Adjacent to the vihara of Wihaan Sadet Pho Phra Siwa, is a large open hall, with a large statue of the Hindu god Shiva on its roof (fig.), and dedicated to deities from the Hindu pantheon, as well as from Mahayana Buddhism and Chinese mythology. In a garden on the side of this hall is a large statue that depicts the Churning of the Ocean of Milk (fig.).

 

A wall has depictions of some of the creatures that surfaced during the process, with the Zebu being the first, which is hence sometimes depicted on waves of milk (fig.). There is also the horse Uchchaisaravas, Airavata (fig.), the Apsaras, shakti, the crescent that Shiva put in his hair (fig.), and eventually the amrita.

See QUADCOPTER PICTURES, PANORAMA PICTURES, and TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2).

1352'00.9"N 10039'47.4"E

 

  Wihaan Sadet Pho Phra Siwa