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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

 

 

 

  Kinnara

 

Thailand

A gilded Kinnara in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok. The body and head are those of a man, whilst the legs, tail and wings are those of a bird.

 

It holds a sword and on its head it wears a chadah.

 

  Kinnara

 

  Kinnara

 

It is similar to the Theppaksi but its lower arms have a winged section with feathers, whereas its counterpart does not (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2), THEMATIC STREET LIGHT (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (10), and POSTAGE STAMP.