Hanuman's image was painted on the green door at Wat Suthat

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Hanuman depicted on the door
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The door of Wat Suthat, a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, was painted in green, with a mythological story. The object depicted on the door was Hanuman. Hanuman, a monkey-like god, is fighting with a snake, probably a Naga. I do not know what kind of mythology it is, but it must be a story from the Ramayana.

Hanuman was originally a god in Indian mythology. It seems a little strange that he is depicted in a Buddhist temple, but Hanuman is often seen in Buddhist temples in Bangkok. He is a common presence. In contrast, Hanuman has never been seen in Japan because Thai Buddhism is more strongly influenced by Hinduism than Buddhism, which came to Japan via China.

As an aside, Hanuman co-starred with Ultraman in the film "Ultra 6 Brothers vs. Monster Army." I vaguely remember seeing it when I was a child. I couldn't recognize Hanuman as a righteous hero because of his ape-like appearance, and I thought he was very scary.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10404

Shooting Date

Sep 2017

Posted On

January 7, 2018

Modified On

March 15, 2022

Place

Bangkok, Thailand

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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