Sothorn Buddha – Buddhist History

Sothorn Buddhas come from a temple called Wat Sothon. In full, the name of the temple is “Wat Sothonwararam.” This is a Theravada Buddhist temple near Bangkok in the province of Chachoengsao, Thailand. (Address: 134 Thep Khunakon Rd, Tambon Na Muang, Amphoe Mueang Chachoengsao, Chang Wat Chachoengsao 24000, Thailand. There are a number of amulets that come from this temple, but the style of Buddha as a “Sothorn Buddha” is easily recognizable.

Characteristics of Sothorn Buddha Amulets

  • Buddha seated
  • half-lotus leg position
  • without shirt, but with part of robe folded
  • Sitting on lillypad or within the leaves of lotus
  • smooth edges
  • long ears
  • pointy crown on head