OVintage hand carved Thai wood Buddha. Hand painted in bright red ,green, yellow and blue color. One piece only. Originally from Thailand.
Naga is the Sanskrit word for a deity of snake, specifically the multi-headed king cobra. The Buddhist naga has the form of a great cobra, usually depicted with a single head but sometimes with many heads. Mucilanda is what we called the naga sheltering the Buddha while meditating.
It is said that the four weeks after the Buddha began meditating under the Bodhi tree, the heavens darkened for seven days, a heavy rainfall started. Mucilanda emerged from beneath the earth and protected the Buddha with his hoodin a cobra form. When the storm stopped, the serpent king Mucilanda assumed his human form, bowed before the Buddha and returned to his palace in joy. These Buddha meditating under the protection of Mucalinda are famous in Burma, Laos, and Thailand.
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 10.5″ x 24.5
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