Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wat Machimmaram ~ Seating Buddha, Tumpat In Kelantan Malaysia.
Kelantan is positioned in the north-east of Peninsular Malaysia. It is bordered by Narathiwat Province of Thailand to the north. The ethnic Thai inhabitants of Kelantan are mostly centered in an area around the coastal town of Tumpat, site of most of the state's two hundred or so Buddhist temples, and noteworthy for its number of relatively well-off Siamese villages. Wat Machimmaram contains a large statue of the Seating Buddha, that is 30 metres high and 18 metres wide. This Seating Buddha took 10 years to build by the skilled craftsmen from Thailand, and its was completed in 2000. Wat Machimmaram located in Kampung Jubakar, Tumpat and occupies over 2.4 hectares. The Thai group will conduct the religious celebration at the Wat such as Wesak Day, Kahtinna, Loy Krathong, Saibat, Songkran, and so forth. This Buddha statue is contains the Buddha's relic and Solid Gold coated on the Buddha lips. The largest Seating Buddha in Southeast Asia, in a meditation pose atop of Ubosot Wat Machimmaram. The front view of the temple, venerations of the Chinese Deities statue and the Buddha statue. Inside the Ubosot, the Phor Than Thit statue, Tok Raja statue and PT Khlai.The amulets counter located inside the Seating Buddha building, another amulets counter is located at old Vihara.Internal view of the temple, the Phra Chedi and Buddha statues.The temple compund view, venerated Phra SangKaChai shrine and Phra Phrom shrine.The monks kuti of Wat Machimmaram.The Hall building and old Vihara of Wat Machimmaram.Phor Than Thit, the recent top monk in Kelantan (celebrated his 75th Birthday) for making the Poweful Thai amulets, being reported by local newspaper.Phor Than Thit, the current abbot of Wat Machimmaram.