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Phra Hanuman Terracotta Miniature Statue
- Phra Hanuman Terracotta Miniature Statue
- Measures approx. 3" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"
- Materials: terracotta figure with red lacquer and gold leaf burnished on the figure
- Handcrafted in Thailand
- Phra Hanuman is a devotee or Phra Rama, who is an avatar of Narai (Jatukam Ramathep) and Phra Vishnu. He is beloved for his remarkable bravery and loyalty, and renowned for his strength and courage as a General. He is known for his great devotion to Phra Rama and Sinta. He can bring courage, health, physical fitness and strength, wealth, fame and love. Despite his fierceness in battle, he is also believed very kind and loveable. He is a strong protector and has the power to fly. However, he once got hit on the head, so he sometimes forgets his powers and other strengths. One famous legend recalls that Lakshman, brother of Phra Rama, was dying from poison. Phra Hanuman was sent to a mountain to gather a specific herb to save his life. However, Hanuman forgot which herb he was asked to gather. So, he returned back to Lakshman's side with the entire mountain in tow! Another beloved tale was that Phra Rama asked Phra Hanuman how devoted he was. In answer, Phra Hanuman opened his chest, and magically upon Hanuman's heart was an image of him hugging Phra Rama and Sinta.
- Throughout India, Phra Hanuman has a large devotional following of students and soldiers.