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.

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

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

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