Monday, December 11, 2017

Visiting Wat Debsirindrawas Ratchaworawiharn ~ The Main Ubosot & Phra NiranTarai (Part 2/2).

Chao Khun Nor was born on Saturday, 5th Febuary BE2440 and was the eldest in the family of 5 siblings. He was among the first batch of students at the Official University of Kingdom Siam, now known as Chulalongkorn University. After completing his studies, Chao Khun Nor became an officer in the King's Palace, then ruled by the 6th King of Thailand. He became the closest attendant to the King and he moved to the King's chamber and attended to the King's daily needs. After the death of the 6th King, CK Nor was devastated. He left the palace in BE2468. 
His parents wanted him to get married with a lady teacher after seeing CK Nor so sad over the death of the King. However, before anything could be firmed up, CK Nor told his parents that he wanted to be ordained. 
CK Nor ordained on 23th March BE2468 at Wat Thepsirintahwaht, a day before the 6th King was cremated. He became a monk as tum boon (giving merit) for the 6th King. CK Nor was a strict vegetarian who consumed only one meal a day and decided never to leave the monkhood. He was ordained by Somdej Phra Putta Koshacharn (Charoen), who was also his preceptor. Phra Putwiriyaaigon, the abbot of Wat Sommanatwihahn and Phra Udon Seelahkon Wat Dhepsirin were the Dhamma teachers. 
CK Nor passed away on Friday 8th January BE2514 at the age of 74 after having lead a strict & disciplined lifestyle for 46 rain retreats. He was cremated on 22nd February BE2515. Although Chao Khun Nor has passed away, he is still fondly remembered until today and is immortalized in the hearts of many people. He remains as one of the most renowned and respected monks in Thailand. 
Wat Debsirindrawas Ratchaworawiharn (Wat Thepsirin) is situated near the Kasatsuek Bridge and Hua Lam Phong Railway Station. King Rama V ordered its construction in 1876 in memory of Queen Thepsirin, who was his mother. In 1893 he ordered a royal crematorium be constructed on the temple grounds. This was intended for royalty who were not given a state funeral at Sanam Luang and for the general public. It was unusual because normally a royal temple does not have a crematorium. On one side of the temple is the well-known Thepsirin School, and on the other side is the monastic residence area and a crematorium for royalty and other important personages. 
 The small Wiharn for personages.
 The unique sacred Chedi shape structures and other important building.
Important structures include the phra ubosot, which is large and beautifully decorated with LaiRodNam designs, the door and window frames. The ceiling are carved with designs depicting royal decorations. In the Phra Ubosot are enshrined many important Buddha images, such as the Phra Nirantarai, which is the official image of the Fourth Reign, installed in 1878 according to the wish of King Rama IV.
 Photo taken inside the main Ubosot.
 The beautiful designs depicting royal decorations and close view of Phra Buddha images, such as the Phra Nirantarai.
The surrounding area of Wat Debsirindrawas Ratchaworawiharn.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Visiting Wat Debsirindrawas Ratchaworawiharn ~ The Royal Crematorium (Part 1/2).

Wat Debsirindrawas Ratchaworawiharn is a second class royal temple with next to Debsirin School and Royal Crematorium. Wat Debsirin (Wat Thepsirin) is more common know as temple where the famous monk CK Nor ordained on 23th March BE2468 at Wat Debsirindrawas, a day before the 6th King was cremated. He became a monk as "giving merit" for the 6th King. Chao Khun Nor was a strict vegetarian who consumed only one meal a day and decided never to leave the monkhood. There is also a Royal Crematorium or Meru which King Rama V ordered built as a crematorium for members of the royal family who had no special crematory pavilion on the grounds of Sanam Luang. King Rama V also ordered built Phlap Phla Issaryiphorn Pavilion to be used for housing his son Prince Issaryiaphorn's body. The Pavilion is used now by the royal family during their presence for royal cremation ceremonies. The Royal Crematorium at Wat Debsirin is the place where dead bodies of those who dedicated for nation is burnt.
In part 1, we will sharing the photos of The Royal Crematorium site.
The Pavilion located at center of the site The Royal Crematorium.
The Flower and Fire used in cremation is usually lit by magnifying sunlight onto candle prior to the ceremony.
The Hall building.
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Revisited BE2559 To Wat Thong Sai ~ Temple Of LP Up - In Thailand.

LP Up was respected and well known Master Guru Monks for his Wicha and Dhamma. We revisited to Wat Thong Sai and pay respect to LP Up after LP Up passed away in year BE2555.
 The sacred Ubosot and Wiharn of Wat Thong Sai.
LP Up ordained as monk at age 20 years old and began learnt wicha anf dhamma beginning from Phra Ajahn Akom Klang at Wat ThungNoi. He went on a great pilgrimage to Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar where he learned many Wicha and Dhamma from Guru Masters of each region before residing at Wat Wang Chado for 2 years. After this he relocated back at Wat Tong Sai for some time before deciding to embark on another mystical journey where he learned additional Wicha from LP Noi of Wat TammaSala and LP Tae of Wat SamNgam.
 The sacred body of LP Up kept inside the glass coffin at Wat Thong Sai.
 The monk's Kuti building.
 The Hall building of Wat Thong Sai.
 The sacred House of Mae Nang Pim.
 The portrait of LP Up and his masters.
 The sacred Shrine of Mae Nang Pim,
 The photo taken with LP Up statue.
The bell tower of Wat ThongSai.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Visiting Wat BangKhun Tai ~ SuphanBuri - Thailand.

Wat BangKhun Tai is located in SuphanBuri province and previously Samnak ~ Ajahn Nikom is next to this temple before moved to another place. Wat BangKhun Tai with a beautiful big White Phra Buddha statue venerated at front side of the temple.
 The Beautiful of Phra Buddha statue.
 The temple building Hall.
 The small garden of statues.
The sacred Phra Lersi statue.
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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Wat BangKlan ~ (Wat Hirunyaram) ~ Temple Of LP Ngern ~ Nakorn Chaibaworn Museum (Part 2/2).

Here the part 2 with more photos of Wat BangKlan. One of the important temples with LP Ngern history, and another related temples included Wat Tainam and Wat KlongKaNam. All also located in Phichit - Thailand.
Luang Phor Ngern was born in BE2351 in Phichit Province, Thailand. His given name “Ngern” in Thai could be translated into the meaning Money or Silver and both meanings represent Wealthy.  When he was a baby his parents does not have any financial hardship but rather enjoyed a rather easy life with him around. At a tender age of 12, he became a student of Luang Pu Suk at Wat Pak Klong MakamTao. History also stated that his education began at Wat TongPu (today known as Wat Chanasongkram) in Bangkok where he was ordained at the age of 20. We strongly believe that Luang Phor Ngern had attained Arahantship with special Wicha telepathy that was developed thorough his meditation practices with accordance to the way Buddha had prescribed.  In those days there are no telephones nor mobile phones like today’s modern world. Highly attained monks could communicate with each other from remote distances with this special telepathy ability. Luang Poh Ngern is considered one of the most renowned monks specializing in magic in Phichit province. It was so widely popular that he had a miraculous Wicha to specialized in treating ill villagers. Additionally, it has been said that he possessed a special Wicha. Once there was a man trying to challenge him, the Wicha protected Luang Phor against that man. This event was held so holy of Luang Phor Ngern and Prince of Chumphon asked to be one of his disciples. LP Ngernn also produced various types of work in terms of constructions as he supervised construction of permanent structures such as monasteries, wihars and pavillions. He is also reputed in aspects of traditional treatment, meditation, amulets or votive tablets of which he was likely to disapprove.
Here the sacred Nakorn Chaibaworn Museum of Wat BangKlan, where LP Ngern statues venerated inside the upper floor wiharn. Next to building also installs the small prayer hall.
 Photo taken with main LP Ngern statues that venerated at upper the Nakorn Chaibaworn Museum.
 The side of the of the hall with venerated many statues on the altar.
 The statue of past abbot and we could see the sacred Relic at beside.
According to history, when LP Ngern still young, The Venerable Somdet Putthachan Toh was still alive and Luang Phor Ngern had visited Wat Rakhang in many occasions to pay respect and further develop his understanding in Buddhism apart from learning Wicha sciences.  That's why the efficacy of Luang Phor Ngern's metal composite amulets are equivalently sacred as Somdet Toh's herb based amulets. 
 The prayer site locate next to the building Nakorn Chaibaworn Museum.
 The sacred Bell and Dhammacakra wall.
 The wax statue of LP Ngern.
 The wall painted photo of LP Ngern.
The main Phra Buddha statue and wall pianted Bodhi tree and past abbot of Wat Bangklan and other small Phra Buddha statues are venerated inside the wiharn.
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