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

Prince Temiya Birth Story

Prince Temiya Birth Story

Brahma Nārada Birth Story

Brahma Nārada Birth 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, Nanda and Monks

Buddha, Nanda and Monks

The First Discourse (Dhammacakka)

The First Discourse (Dhammacakka)

Teaching Abhidhamma to his reborn Mother in Heaven

Teaching Abhidhamma to his reborn Mother in Heaven

Descent from Heaven

Descent from Heaven

Angulimāla chasing the Buddha

Angulimāla chasing the Buddha

The Great Assembly

The Great Assembly

Buddha Teaching Gods and Men

Buddha Teaching Gods and Men

Buddha Teaching

Buddha Teaching

The Passing Away in Parinibbāna

The Passing Away in Parinibbāna

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 Jātakas and the Life of the Buddha, not all of which I have been able to identify.

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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