Anek Suwannaphoom

Anek Suwannaphoom, “Big Buddha in Wat Phra Yai Temple”

Wat Phra Yai is a Buddhist temple on Ko Phan, a small island offshore from the northeastern area of Ko Samui, Thailand which is connected to the island by a short causeway.

The Buddha statue depicts Buddha in a state of calm and purity and resolve, having overcome temptation and fear sent at him by Mara, Lord of Illusion. Known as the Mara posture, the left hand rests palm open and up in the statue’s lap, the right hand facing down over the right knee, almost to the ground.

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