Deva Guarding Wat Chaiyamangkalaram in Pulau Tikus, Malaysia - Encircle Photos

Deva Guarding Wat Chaiyamangkalaram in Pulau Tikus, Malaysia

This tall statue guarding Wat Chaiyamangkalaram is a deva or devatā. In Thailand, these mythical creatures are called yakshas or yaks. They have been guardians of Buddhist temples since the 14th century. Their green face, protruding eyes, white fangs and ever-ready sword are meant to frighten away evil.

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17, Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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