The Buddha Image Being Protected by the Naga (83)


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After Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment, he enjoyed the happiness of emancipation at 7 different places – each lasting 7 days – the total number equaling 49 days.

In the sixth week, during which time Lord Buddha was in the joy of freedom under a big tree, east of the Phrasimaha Bodhi Tree, a heavy rainstorm broke out. Then appeared the Mujjalint Naga, a seven-tiered seat for Lord Buddha and spread his head like an umbrella to protect the Lord from the rainstorm.

Sculptors cast Buddha images in the seated position, being protected by the naga. These Buddha images are amulets for those born on Saturday.