Antique Khmer Style Bronze Erawan Airavata or Elephant Statue - 32cm/13" Tall
Measures - (Height) 32cm/13"
An antique Khmer style bronze Erawan or Airavata statue. Erawan is a mythological elephant who carries the Hindu god Indra.
Erawan, also known as Airavata, is a prominent figure in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, widely recognized as the divine white elephant and the mythical mount of Lord Indra, the king of Gods. While the Erawan elephant is deeply ingrained in Thai culture and spirituality, its presence extends to Cambodia as well, where it holds a significant place in the country's religious and cultural heritage.
In Cambodia, which is predominantly Buddhist, Erawan's symbolism is not confined to Hinduism. Erawan can also be seen as a symbol of the Buddha's teachings, as embodied in the elephant's three heads, which represent wisdom, compassion, and strength. This interpretation aligns with the core principles of Buddhism, emphasizing the importance of these qualities in one's spiritual journey.
Erawan's representation embodies qualities that are highly valued in Khmer culture, such as wisdom, compassion, and strength. In contemporary Cambodia, Erawan's legacy endures as a symbol of cultural and spiritual significance, bridging the gap between ancient traditions and the modern era, reminding the Khmer people of their rich and diverse cultural heritage.
The sculpture provides the perfect traditional in appearance Erawan to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
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However, if they do not, regardless of reason, we will refund all orders upon receipt of the unwanted item. Just notify us within 14 days of receiving your order that you wish to make a return and send the piece back to us with 30 days of delivery.
The Bayon Temple, with its mesmerizing stone faces, intricate carvings, and profound historical significance, stands as a testament to the artistic and cultural achievements of the Khmer civilization.
It is not just a remarkable architectural marvel but also a symbol of Cambodia's rich heritage and spiritual traditions.