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THAI TEMPLES

It contains statues representing the future of people who misbehaved during their life. For example, people who always think of food are likely to become ghosts that have a small mouth and cannot swallow anything ("PRET" - เปรต). These statues tainted with blood are really frightening. The goal is to warn people about what will happen if they misbehave.

People committing sins are sent to hell. The bad sins are:

  1. Kill animal
  2. Steal anything
  3. Make wrong on sex
  4. Lie
  5. Incite quarrels among allies
  6. Speak rude words
  7. Revenge anyone
  8. Mistake evil of good
Hell
People who are married but have a mistress are condemned to climb a tree with thorns. They try to climb it and reach their mistress but cannot succeed. On the top birds make them fall and on the bottom guardians stick them with forks. During next life, they will be single.
Hell
People who drink alcohol are sent inside a hot and big saucepan. Guardians force them to drink scorching potion. During next life, whenever they will drink alcohol, they will be sick immediately.
Hell
Hell
Hell
Liars get their tongue cut. During next life, whatever they say, nobody will never believe or trust them.
Hell
People who kill animals are condemned to stay in hell (That is why Buddhist people don't like working in abattoirs. Mostly this job is reserved for foreign immigrants). During next life, whenever people see them, people immediately despise them.
Hell
Hell
Hell
People who made sins such as robbing, bribing are condemned to stay in hell. Such sinners are tortured by guardians. There are many giant dogs which bite and eat the sinners. During next life, they will have a harsh and poor life. Note that a policeman is being tortured...
Hell
Women who are unfaithful to their husband are condemned to hell. They are symbolized like fruits from a tree that whoever can pick up. This tree is called นารีผล, which is bearing fruits in the shape of women.
Hell
Hell
Hell
There are 8 major hells ("MAHA NAROK" - มหานรก) and 128 minor hells. The god Yama (พระยม) is supervising the hells.
Hell

ยักษ์ or "YAK" are sometimes fearful monsters or half-gods.

Fearful Yak inside a garden showing a Buddhist hell. The god Yama (พระยม) is supervising the hells.
Yak
Yak
Yak
When a Yak is very angry, his face is becoming green with revulsive red eyes.
Yak


Buddhist hell
Buddhist Hell



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