Saturday, October 5, 2013

Wat Huay MongKol ~ The Giant Luang Por Thuad Statue - Prachuap Khiri Khan Province - Thailand.

Wat Huay MongKol (Wat Huay MongKhon) is in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province that houses the largest statue of Luang Phor Thuad in Thailand. The sacred LP Thuad statue, which is about 12 meters high and 10 meters wide, is set on a large mound wide a wide stairway leading to it and can be seen from far away reaching higher than the trees.
 In year 1952, the H.M. King visited this temple to initiate his first Royal project and granted a new name for the temple from its original name of 'Huay Kot' to become "Huay MongKol" temple. This temple was established in year 1964 with humble beginnings as a small lodging for monks until it later became a monastery and then a temple with Luang Por Paso as the first abbot (1964-1991). Then PhraKru LP Phairoj governed the temple until now. He came up with the idea to build a big Luang Por Thuad statue to carry forth and spread the Buddhist teachings.
 Cooperation came from General Viset Kong-Uthaikul, deputy Commander of the Royal Guards to construct the statue in merit and honour of H.M. Queen Sirikit for her 72nd Birthday in year 2004. The H.M. Queen presided over the casting ceremony of the head of the statue on 10 June 2003 and paid homage to the statue of Luang Por Thuad on 27 August 2004. At present, Wat Huay MongKol is a Buddhist teaching centre, Moral training centre for students as well as the centre Tripitaka comprehension for Buddhist who journey here to pay homage.
 The close view of the Luang Por Thuad statue with back side view.
After climb up the stairways to the giant statue, the temple views of surrounding the statue is set in a park like environment, very well suited for a couple of hours of relaxing.
On each side of the giant LP Thuad statue, there is a huge wooden elephant (each side). Local people walk in circles under the belly of the elephants wishing for good luck.
 The venerated statue of the Great King Taksin (King Of Thonburi) portrayed with riding horse and his right hand holding a sword.
 The temple building and Ubosot with new Mondop that still under construction.
 Photos taken inside the Ubosot with venerated with the main Phra Buddha statues.
 The photos taken with the Giant Amulets of LP Thuad and the house of LP Thuad shrine.
 The sacred JatuKham RamaThep statue with energy Leklai stone.
 The temple Hall and amulet counter.
 The portrait of current Abbot LP Phairoj and also venerated statues of his mentors and past abbot of Wat Huay MongKol LP Paso.
 Many devotees pay Homage to LP Thuad.
 Temple Wat Huay MongKol had new issued of LP Thuad amulets.
 Temple amulet counter.
The miracles reported by local newspaper attributed to the Luang Por Thuad amulet from Wat Huay MongKol. Therefore, many Thai people believe that amulets created in the image of Luang Por Thuad hold great protective powers, especially from natural disasters like tsunamis and flooding and from accidents and  considered very powerful and priceless.
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