Buddha and Naga Greeting Card (Payanak)
In Buddhism, Nagas are snakes that hold a special place. It is believed that they are rain gods and protectors of the Dharma. Their images are often found decorating roofs and stairways of Buddhist temples.
This card depicts a famous story where the buddha was meditating and as it started to rain, a seven-headed Naga came up behind the Buddha and spread its hood open to protect the Buddha. The Naga didn't want to see the Buddha's meditation interrupted by the rain.
Sompop Budtarad, 1996
5" X 7"