Buddha & Mucalinda by Hugh Fathers

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Mucalinda, (Muchalinda or Mucilinda) is the name of a naga (a snake-like being), who protected the Buddha from the elements after his enlightenment.
It is said that four weeks after Śākyamuni Buddha began meditating under the Bodhi tree, the heavens darkened for seven days, and a prodigious rain descended. However, the mighty king of serpents, Mucalinda, came from beneath the earth and protected with his hood the one who is the source of all protection. When the great storm had cleared, the serpent king assumed his human form, bowed before the Buddha, and returned in joy to his palace.

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Some photoshop manipulation of my Canon A1100IS capture . . .

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  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 4 years ago

    Fabulous work Hugh :)

  • Thanks Clare . . . This was a real biggy . . . I tried to save it at one stage (lots and lots of layers) and Photoshop gave me an error, saying that it exceeded the 2GB limit and couldn’t be saved . . . So some frantic work to do what I wanted with those layers so that I could merge them and bring the file size down . . . Ended up with a 300MB file . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Truly brilliant work!

  • Thank you rodeorose . . . Very nice of you to drop in and leave your lovely comment . . . Appreciated . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 4 years ago

    Aloha Hugh, it is a sensational work of art. I love seeing the original, and your commentary is fascinating as well. Beautiful conceptual work :)))

  • Thank you very much for that compliment Sharon, very much appreciated . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    This is an excellent picture, well done, Ann

  • Thank you Ann . . . I’m glad it caught your eye . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • Kensoi
    Kensoiover 4 years ago

    Great Work Hugh

  • Thank you Kensoi . . . When you have such wonderful and meaningful images to work with, it’s hard to go wrong . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 4 years ago

    wonderful work…

  • Thank you . . . Happy that your wanderings, brought you here . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    Marvelous work Hugh

  • Thank you Thea . . . This looks like it might be a popular one . . . :))))

    – Hugh Fathers

  • jmcJMC
    jmcJMCover 4 years ago

    HI Hugh,well this is a really nice ,peace,stunning image,Enlightenment,Life,s Gift,C U MAN ,JMC

  • Thank you JMC . . . Yesterday’s little visit to the Wat at Saha Sakhan must have influenced me a little . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Simply amazing, Hugh! Absolutely beautiful!

  • Thank you Mike . . . At one stage I had some 20 odd layers of the Naga, which made it a BIG file . . . lol

    – Hugh Fathers

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 4 years ago

    Now this is spectacular, Brilliant colour and very informative description! In the asian horoscope I am a snake so this one goes right into my Favs. Love what you have done here!!

  • Thank you Tania . . . Yet another feature . . . Most honoured and appreciative . . . Mind you, the description did come straight out of Wiki (hence the reference and link), so I can’t take any credit for that . . . . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

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