Polished Brass Buddha Statue Tuesday Lounging -3
The Tuesday Brass Buddha Statue
Polished Brass from Thailand 3″ Tall x 9 Long x 3″ Wide
The Tuesday brass Buddha statue has the Left arm along the body. The right arm serves as a pillow with the hand supporting the head. Sometime called the laying Buddha.
Tuesday Buddha History: The giant Asurindarahu wanted to see the Buddha, but was reluctant to bow before him. The Buddha, while lying down, presented himself as much larger than the giant. He then showed him the realm of heaven with heavenly figures all larger than the giant. After all this, Asurindarahu, the giant, was humbled, and made his obeisance to the Buddha before leaving.
You can find the reclining buddha in the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Wat Pho or “Temple of the Reclining Buddha” is one of Bangkok’s most attractive temples. It is a much visited temple complex due to its location immediately South of the Grand Palace and the huge Reclining Buddha image it houses.
The temple that is officially named Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram is one of the six temples in Thailand that are of the highest grade of the first class Royal temples.
After the foundation of Bangkok in the Ko Rattanakosin area in 1782 and the construction of the Grand Palace, King Rama I ordered the construction of the Wat Pho. The temple was built on the site of an older, Ayutthaya era temple named Wat Photharam right next to the Grand Palace.