Buddha on the top of the side gate at Wat Langka. For many Cambodians Buddha represents simply peace and relief from suffering and that is enough. A Buddha statue or image is hypostatic which, for Cambodians, means it has supernatural powers and as such should be treated with respect and properly posed. Buddha in this instance is seated in the lotus position, or the Bhumisparsha posture, with the right hand bent over the right knee just touching the ground. The posture is called 'Calling the Earth to Witness' or 'Subduing Mara' and shows Buddha after he has defeated the armies of Mara and gained enlightenment. It's a symbol to all entering the Wat that this is their goal.