Chinnarat (or Jinarat) style Buddha comes from the first amulet made like this in the Sukhothai style. This representation of Buddha has a flaming halo around the outside of the body of Buddha.
Phra Buddha Chinnarat is located at the Buddhist temple - “Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat” in the Thailand province of Phitsanulok Province. This Buddha statue is highly regarded among Thais as being the most magnificient and stunning Buddha image anywhere in Thailand and across the world.
This Buddha representation usually has four fingers of flame surrounding the outside perimeter of the Buddha’s body and his eyebrows are quite distinct. The original in Phitsanulok has four such flames and 18 smaller flickers of flame on each side of Buddhas head, culminating in one larger flame at the top center. In the original there are two Naga, one on each side which appear to be part of the flaming outline.
There is another copy of this Buddha style at the Benchamabophit Temple in Bangkok. The two images are quite stunning to see and highly recommended if you would like to see something of Thai culture.
In Thai, the name of the temple is: พระพุทธชินราช). Buddha’s posture is “overcoming Mara” (Thai: ปางมารวิชัย), and it is also called the “Mara submission posture”. This Chinnarat Buddha was first made here at the temple in about 1800 years post Buddha reaching nirvana (nibbana, enlightenment) by Thailand’s 5th King, King Mahathamaracha Lithai of Sukhothai dynasty.
See some of our Chinnarat (Jinaraj) Buddhas here ->
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