May 24, 2018

The Passing

Luangprabang temple, Buddha palaneepan
Luangprabang, Laos

On his final passing (his death), the Buddha is depicted as lying on his side. That moment is called paranibbana in Pali. In Lao, it's pronounced palaneepan.

Pictured above is a shrine with the palaneepan as the centerpiece in Luangprabang.

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