Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wat Saket Abbot ~ Somdet Phra Putthacharn Kiew Dies At Aged 85.

The revered Buddhist monk, widely known as Somdet Kiew, was born on March 3, 1928 in Koh Samui district of Surat Thani province and ordained as a monk at Wat Saket in 1949, passed away at 8.41am of 10th August BE2556.
Somdet Phra Putthacharn Kiew was appointed the secretary of the Supreme Patriarch in 1965. The 'Somdet' is the highest title in the Thai monastic circle. Since 2005, he has been the chairperson of the Supreme of Patriarch’s Representative Committee, being the Acting Supreme Patriarch since then due to the failing health of the incumbent Supreme Patriarch Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana.
Somdet Phra Putthacharn Kiew was recognised for his efforts in spreading the teachings of Lord Buddha worldwide and helped to build temples and send monks to propagate Buddhism in several
including the USA and several Europe countries.

Wat Saket RatchaWoraMahaWihan, usually known as Wat Saket (Golden Mount), is a Buddhist temple in PomPrap SattruPhai district in Bangkok, Thailand.
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