Sukanya Sujachaya's scientific contributions

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The objective of the study was to analyze the transmission and application of Rahu symbolism in contemporary Thai society. Data was collected from both documents and a field study in central and eastern Thailand. It was found that in traditional Thai art, the Rahu symbol is portrayed as his face swallowing the sun or the moon. This kind of Rahu sym...


... The concept of death, depicted here as a creature, is still part of the samsara or the cycle of rebirth. In Thailand, Rahu is not solely a Buddhist element but is also influenced by both Hinduism and local faiths, where it is often viewed as a symbol of bad luck (Runra & Sujachaya, 2019). Thus, another instance of syncretism is present in the use of Rahu as a deity who has undergone transformations in meanings, interpretations and symbolism in contemporary Thai society. ...