This reclining Buddha sits in Wat Chayamagkalaram, a Thai budhhist temple in Penang. He is shown with his head lying in the palm of his right hand, with his head to the north. This posture symbolizes the Mahaparinirvana (Enlighthenment or achieving Nirwana) of the Buddha which took place at Kushinagara (Uttar Pradesh). This particular reclining Buddha, at 33 metres long, figures in the 'top twenty' of such Buddhas in terms of length.
Apologies for the washed out windows but I had difficulty in achieving a balanced exposure within the building.
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Giorgio (11279) 2006-09-27 7:05
- Beautiful composition and color, well done!
wolf38 (30364) 2006-10-22 10:14
Hello Stephen. In the Southeast Asiatic countries one can see illustrations of Buddha in each kind and size. I saw most Buddhas in Myanmar. Reclining buddha is very interesting, - if also not particularly beautiful. About the taste of the people and the joy in multicolored representations one could converse for a long time. The photo is a good document about Buddha. Many greetings, Wolfgang.