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Abdullah Alamin
Aug 02, 2022
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Thailand is the "Sin Murals" (Figure 3). "Sin" ( สิม , sim) is a local dialect, referring to the Buddhist temple ordination hall. The Sim murals are usually painted on the inner and outer walls of the ordination hall, especially The practice of painting murals on external walls is common in northern Laos and northeastern Thailand, but it is quite rare in other parts of Thailand. Therefore, Xin murals have also become a unique cultural landscape in northeastern Thailand. One of the sayings about the origin of Xin’s murals is that because the ordination hall is very sacred. women were forbidden to enter in fax number list ancient times, and even some ordination halls were only open to the public when they were only allowed to hold Buddhist ceremonies. Therefore, local Buddhist temples painted murals on the outer walls of the ordination hall to express The images teach villagers about the Dharma. In addition, some images of Xin's murals have the function of chasing good luck and avoiding evil. If you are lucky in Thailand, you will find these hand-painted auspicious symbols on the outer walls of Xin in a few ancient temples in the countryside to bless the safety of Buddhist temples. ╣╧3_º┘░≤Ñ~└≡╛└╡e Photo Credit: Zhang Yaliang Figure 3: Murals on the outside of the ordination hall. Photographed by the author at Wat Sanuan Wari Phatthanaram, Saruanwan, Khon Kaen, Thailand In general, the theme of Xin murals is the same as that of most Thai Buddhist temples. They are mainly based on Buddhism and folk stories, such as the ten stories of the " Jansheng Sutra ", the scenes of heaven and hell in the Three Realms, or well-known epic stories. Local festivals and folk customs will be included in the paintings, but instead become the alternative features of Xin murals.
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