Sunday, 12 August 2007

Yak~~Half God / Fearful Monster

"YAK" are sometimes fearful monsters or half-gods
Fearful Yak inside a garden showing a Buddhist hell. The god Yama (พระยม) is supervising the hells.
When a Yak is very angry, his face is becoming green with revulsive red eyes.

Huge statues of giants called "YAK" (ยักษ์) stand in front of temples. They intend to frighten the spirits and protect the Buddha statues from the spirits. The most famous "YAK" in Thailand are located in the Royal temple "WAT PHRA KAEW" (วัดพระแก้ว) in Bangkok. This temple contains the famous Emerald Buddha statue made of jade. It is said that the jade is coming from a mountain where "YAK" are supposed to have been living long ago. It is a rare case where the "YAK" are facing the temple inner.

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