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Sothorn Buddha | Buddhist History

A fancy Sothorn Buddha in tri-color style with gold, copper and white colrs and a very fancy gold-plated rim case in triangular shape. Thai pendant #13.

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[Page updated: 19 November 2019]

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 pendants that come from this temple, but the style of Buddha as a “Sothorn Buddha” is easily recognizable.

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Characteristics of Sothorn Buddha Pendants

  • 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