Monday, May 22, 2017

Centuries old Nak statue at Vat Pu

Centuries old Nak statue at Vat Pu

Pictured here is an ancient statue carved in stone of the naga (nak in Lao) at the Wat Phu (Vat Pu in Lao) temple ruins in Champassak, Laos.  A few lay followers have placed mini-stupa offerings made of banana leaves, flowers and candles.  In Buddhist mythology the nak is depicted as the protector of the Buddha as he sat and mediated.

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