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Samudra Manthan

Buddhist monks admire the attractive sculpture of the Churning of the Milk Ocean, which measures about 30 meters wide and 5.5 meters high, too big for fire regulations, requiring it to be moved out of the Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport in 2008. The Churning of the Milk Ocean (or Sagar Manthan; Samudra Manthan; Samudra manthanam; or Ksheersagar manthan) is one of the most famous episodes in Sanskrit literature, appearing in the Srimad Bhagavatam, the Mahabharata and the Vishnu Purana. Demons and gods cooperate to churn the sea for thousands of years in order to bring forth missing treasures after the recreation of the universe, including the heavenly nectar of immortality (amrita). The King Power Group donated the 48-million-baht sculpture. Suvarnabhumi is pronounced “Su-Wana-Poom” and means “The Golden Land”. A Buddhist monk and a woman stand by.

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