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  reclining Buddha

 

Thailand

The Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha is depicted as a reclining Buddha, as in this Phra Phutta Sayait image from Wat Yai Chai Mongkon (fig.) in Ayutthaya. It is one of the four iryapatha (fig.), although this pose does not necessarily represents the mahaparinirvana.

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