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The four Buddha's of the Ananda Temple
Myanmar (Burma), Bagan, March 2012
Extract from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananda_Temple : The Buddhist Ananda temple houses images of the past four Buddhas, each one facing the cardinal direction of South, North, East and West (order in the above collage). They are adorned with gold leaf and each Buddha image faces a direction stated to represent attainment of a state of nirvana. Out of the four images, the images facing north and south (Kassapa and Kakusanda) are said to be original, while the other two images are new replacements, after the originals were destroyed by fires. All the four images are made of solid teak wood.