Wood Carvings at Wat Maisuwankiri

high-definition creative commons photographs from Tumpat in Kelantan, Malaysia, showing the wood carvings from this Thai tradition temple, together with some further information.

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Vessantara retires to the Forest

Vessantara retires to the Forest

Devas

Devas

Deva

Deva

Yakkha

Yakkha

Jataka Story

Jataka Story

Jataka Story

Jataka Story

Gods beg the Bodhisatta to be Reborn Again

Gods beg the Bodhisatta to be Reborn Again

The Birth and First Seven Steps

The Birth and First Seven Steps

Calling the Earth to Witness

Calling the Earth to Witness

In the Deer Park

In the Deer Park

Buddha, Deva and Monks

Buddha, Deva and Monks

The First Sermon

The First Sermon

Teaching Abhidhamma in Heaven

Teaching Abhidhamma in Heaven

Descent from Heaven

Descent from Heaven

Angulimala

Angulimala

The Great Assembly

The Great Assembly

Buddha Teaching Gods and Men

Buddha Teaching Gods and Men

Buddha Teaching

Buddha Teaching

The Great Passing Away

The Great Passing Away

Doors to the Temple

The scenes photographed here are found on the doors and windows of the main temple at Wat Maisuwankiri.

They have various scenes from the Jatakas and the Life of the Buddha, not all of which I have been able to identify (if someone can give more information on some of the scenes please drop a note below).

As can be seen on the door opposite, I didn't manage to photograph all the carvings that are found there, and I hope to return one day to cover the rest.

More photographs from the same temple (including a larger photograph of the door can be found in the Wat Maisuwankiri album, where there is also more information about the temple itself.

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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