The Murals of the Great Disciples at Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

234 high-definition creative commons photographs from Wat Pho in Bangkok, showing the mural illustrating the Lives of the 13 Foremost Nun and 20 Lay Disciples (male and female), together with further relevant information.

 

The Full-Sized Murals

The Nuns’ Murals

Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī = Eldest (Rataññū); Khemā = Great Wisdom (Mahāpaññā); Upalavaṇṇā = Psychic Power (Iddhimantu); Paṭācārā = Discipline (Vinayadhārikā); Dhammadinnā = Dhamma Speaker (Dhammakathika); Sundarinandā = Meditation (Jhāyī); Soṇā = Energetic (Āraddhaviriya); Sakulā = Divine-Eye (Dibbacakkhu); Bhaddā Kuṇḍalakesā = Speed in Deep Knowledge (Khippābhiññā); Bhaddakapilānī = Past Life Recall (Pubbenivāsānussara); Bhaddakaccānā = Great Deep Knowledge (Mahābhiññā); Kisā Gotamī = Wearing Rough Robes (Lūkhacīvaradhārikā); Singālamātā = Inclined to Confidence (Saddhādhimutta).

The Lay Mens’ Murals

Tapussa and Bhallika = First to go for Refuge (Upāsaka Paṭhama Saraṇa); Anāthapiṇḍaka = Supporter (Dāyaka); Citta = Dhamma Speaker (Dhammakathika); Hattha Āḷavaka = Four Bases of Sympathy (Catu Saṅghavatthu); Mahānāma = Excellent Alms Donor (Paṇīta Dāyaka); Ugga = Pleasant Supporter (Manāpa Dāyaka); Uggata = Community Attendant (Saṅghupaṭṭhāka); Sura Ambaṭṭha = Unwavering Faith (Avecca Pasanna); Jīvaka Komārabhacca = Individual with Faith (Puggala Pasanna); Nakulapitu = Trustworthy (Vissāsaka).

The Lay Womens’ Murals

Sujātā = First Female Lay Disciple (Upāsikā Paṭhama Saraṇa); Visākhā = Female Supporter (Dāyikā); Khujjuttarā = Learned (Bahussuta); Sāmāvatī = Loving-Kindness (Mettavihārī); Uttarānandamātā = Meditator (Jhāyī); Suppavāsā = Excellent Alms Donor (Paṇīta Dāyaka); Suppiyā = Attending with Medicinal Drink (Gilānupaṭṭhāka); Katiyānī = Unwavering Faith (Avecca Pasanna); Nakulamātā = Trustworthy (Vissāsikā); Kāḷī = Confidence in the Traditions (Anussava Pasanna).

 

Panorama

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The Murals in Detail

 

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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