Khmer Ruins

Ku Mithila Khmer Ruin

The few laterite blocks from Ku Mithila (กู่มิถิลา) that remain, with the addition of some new laterite, have been used to construct a small modern shrine. At its core is an old (though after the Khmer era) Buddha statue in subduing Mara posture carved from laterite. Around it are laterite statues of Rahu, Brahma, Mae Thoranee, and one that can't be identified, but could be Phra Malai. Although they're not part of the shrine, a few scattered bricks were also found here, presumably from a single tower atop a laterite base, but not enough remained to be sure either about the design or the history. A Phra Sangkajai statue, also carved from laterite, sits on a shelf in front of the large Buddha statue nearby.

Location – Wat Ku Mithila, Ban Nong Ta Kai, Tambon Nong Thum, Amphoe Wapi Pathum, Maha Sarakham Province

ขอบคุณ สมาคมศิลปะอีสาน-ลาว-ขอม-ไทย ก้าวไปพร้อมศิลปะร่วมสมัย แนะนำพระมาลัย

shrine made form laterite of Ku Mithila Khmer ruin with stupa in back

laterite carving of Rahu in shrine of Ku Mithila Khmer ruin
Rahu

laterite carving of Brahma in shrine of Ku Mithila Khmer ruin
Brahma

shrine made form laterite of Ku Mithila Khmer ruin

laterite carving, perhaps of Phra Malai, in shrine of Ku Mithila Khmer ruin
could be Phra Malai

laterite carving of Mae Thoranee in shrine of Ku Mithila Khmer ruin
Mae Thoranee

laterite carving of Phra Sangkajai at Ku Mithila Khmer ruin
Phra Sangkajai

 

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