Sunday, 19 September 2010

The History and Symbolism of Thai Buddha Images

Thailand has gone through much modernization in the last 50 years and particularly in Bangkok appears as modern and thrusting as any major western city however Buddhism still is the mainstay of daily life and culture. Numerous different representations of Buddha images, statues, amulets and many offer manifestations are still a critically important part of Thai life. Indeed every one of nearly 30,000 monasteries in the Thailand has a principal Buddha image, many of them large in size and history. In this short article as part of our Buddhism 101 project on the main Buddha’s Face merchant site we detail the rich history and symbolism behind Thai Buddha images.

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” Buddha

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