About this Mae Thorani Thai Art
Our talented Thai artist has created a stunning Thai artwork, featuring Mae Thorani (แม่ธรณี). She is a well-known Buddhist goddess in Thailand and Southeast Asian countries. In Thai language, Mae means Mother, and Thorani means Ground and Earth. Hence, Mae Thorani is the Earth deity. It is common to see statues or images of Mae Thorani in Buddhist temple or holy shrines.
According to the Buddhist history, Mae Thorani is a beautiful and fine lady, who twisting water out of her hair to protect the Lord Buddha from demons, while he was meditating under the Bodhi Tree.
“The Bodhisattva was sitting in meditation on his throne under the Bodhi Tree, Mara, the Evil One, was jealous
and wanted to stop him from reaching enlightenment. Accompanied by his warriors, wild animals and his
daughters, he tried to drive the Bodhisattva from his throne. All the gods were terrified and ran away,
leaving the Bodhisattva alone to face Mara’s challenge. The Bodhisattva stretched down his right hand
and touched the earth, summoning her to be his witness. The earth deity in the form of a beautiful woman
rose up from underneath the throne, and affirmed the Bodhisattva’s right to occupy the vajrisana.
She twisted her long hair, and torrents of water collected there from the innumerable donative libations of
the Buddha over the ages created a flood. The flood washed away Mara and his army,
and the Bodhisattva was freed to reach enlightenment.”
— A Study of the History and Cult of the Buddhist Earth Deity in Mainland Southeast Asia
This traditional Thai art is a great Asian decor item for your home and office. Yet, it is also a lovely gift for you family and friend in any occasion. If you have visited Thailand and fall in love with our country. Royal Thai Art is the best place to bring Thailand to your home with our enriched cultural Thailand arts.
Royal Thai Art provides free of charge domestic art delivery to your door all over the country. Yet, we ship Thai paintings worldwide with the most suitable couriers. This Mae Thorani Thai Art comes with a solid pine wood frame and well covered with plastic bubble wraps and packaged in a carton box. So, It is ready to hang on wall when arrived with installed hangers behind the painting.
Nonetheless, the actual painting might be slightly different from the display image due to camera light and/or brightness of screen monitors. Likewise, due to the nature of being handmade and hand-painted, each canvas art reproduction may slightly vary in brush details.
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