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ENDURING SACRED LANDSCAPE OF THE NAGA, THE

ENDURING SACRED LANDSCAPE OF THE NAGA, THE

 MAYOURY & NGAOSRIVATHANA

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Synopsis: ENDURING SACRED LANDSCAPE OF THE NAGA, THE

Capturing the vanishing memory of ancient rituals, recited texts, and places imbued with echoes of the past, "The Enduring Sacred Landscape of the Naga" recounts the lived texture of human experience in the Mekong River valley. The book reconstructs the history of those areas fused with legends and lore of the tutelary spirits of the region known as the ngu (serpent), ngeuak (salt-water crocodile), and naga (supernatural beings with both snake and human attributes). While naga iconography adorns Buddhist temples throughout Southeast Asia, particularly in Laos and northeastern Thailand,the naga's pervasive presence is slowly fading from collective memory. By recording extant oral traditions and relying on the fourteenth-century palm-leaf chronicle Urangkhathat, which many Western scholars have found to be undecipherable, the authors take the reader on a journey of the sacred sites and culture of the region...

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ISBN 9789743031601
Weight 0.1588
Publisher SILKWORM BOOKS
Book Size (cm.) 185.93 x 185.93 x 7.87
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 7.4000
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 7.2000
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 0.3000
Language English
Number of Pages 96

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Capturing the vanishing memory of ancient rituals, recited texts, and places imbued with echoes of the past, "The Enduring Sacred Landscape of the Naga" recounts the lived texture of human experience in the Mekong River valley. The book reconstructs the history of those areas fused with legends and lore of the tutelary spirits of the region known as the ngu (serpent), ngeuak (salt-water crocodile), and naga (supernatural beings with both snake and human attributes). While naga iconography adorns Buddhist temples th view all

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