Earth Mother Goddess at Wat Phra Mahatat, Nakhon Si Thammarat

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Buddha Head

This statue of the Earth Mother Goddess is actually fairly small — perhaps 9 to 12 inches. It rests in a niche in the base for one of the larger Buddha statues. She is wringing out her hair so that the water will sweep away the distractions keeping the Buddha from enlightenment.

Photograph Copyright © 2004 Kasma Loha-unchit
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Last updated 20 March 2004.