I was told, in Thailand, that Buddha spent seven days following his enlightenment thinking about the suffering of all living creatures, and Thai people now believe that their day of birth reflects their life.
Seven Buddha images show each day of those days, except Wednesday which has two, morning and afternoon-evening.
So, one year, while in Thailand, I bought Buddha’s that matched that day for each of my immediate family as their Christmas gifts. You may like to check your day of birth and which Buddha is associated with you.
Here are photos that show the various postures for that days – I need to point out that some temples had different poses for some days!
These photos are not good as were taken through scratched glass but stay as my reference for the various poses and days as that was when I first heard about them – during a bike ride out from Bangkok.
Thailand also has lucky and unlucky colours for days of the week; the lucky ones are:
- Sunday: red
- Monday: yellow
- Tuesday: pink
- Wednesday: day Green / night grey
- Thursday: orange
- Friday: light blue
- Saturday: purple sleep
I hope you are happy with your colour and Buddha stance!