THAILAND 🇹🇭 | The Singha statue in wat phra kaew - Thai royal palace, Bangkokกระดานสนทนาแบบมีรูปภาพประกอบ โพสท์โดย อ้ายเติ่ง
The bronze statue of the lion outside of the Royal Chapel of the Emerald Buddha. Bangkok, Thailand
The Singha figurehead is a type of temple guardian accredited to one of the mythical creatures known throughout Thailand. They are depicted as half-man and half-lion. Some sit atop gateposts while many others tend to guard temple entrances.
That name is believed to have originated from the Hindu word Singh which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word Simha which means lion. In western astrology, it can be viewed in the same context as the zodiac sign of Leo.
The final syllable is marked as silent. Sanskrit is a historical Indo-Aryan form of communication as well as being the primary liturgical language of both Hinduism and Buddhism.
Singha is also the name used for a popular local brand of beer. It's often used as place names and for the name of the solar calendar month of August. The latter for which the "ha" is pronounced.