Thursday, September 9, 2010

Temple Naga in Battambang, Cambodia


I never cease to find it amazing that a Religion such as Theravada Buddhism has the five headed serpent King of the Naga's Mucha lucha as one of its central figures. In seems that as the Buddhist philosophy migrated through eastern India and into South East Asia it picked up elements of Hinduism. One would assume that if said migration took place over land say over many generations it would of passed through Nagaland. However some linguistic and cultural evidence seems to suggest a connection with the central Pacific cultures. Perhaps the ideas went the opposite direction