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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

 

 

 

  makara with naga

 

Thailand

The handrail of the staircase to the bot at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai. It has the shape of a makara (fig.) with an enlarged mandible from which a naga (fig.) emerges. This combination of a makara with a naga is called nagamakara (fig.).