Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Revisited Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan - UNESCO World Heritage Site Of Nakhon Si Thammarat - Temple Restoring Work Of Art.

The Royal first class of Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan (formerly named Wat Phra BaromaThat)is located in Nakhon Si Thammarat province. This temple is one of the most important historical sites in southern Thailand and also for all of Thailand.
 According to the legend of Phra BaromaThat, Prince Thanakuman and Queen Hem Chala brought Buddha relics to Had Sai Keaw and built a small pagoda to mark the location. Later on, King Si-Thamma Sokarat established the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat and built a new pagoda. The present pagoda has a distinctive Sri Lankan style, measuring 55.78 metres high (measured by the Fine Arts Department during the renovation of the gold top in 1995). The height from the lotus base to the gold top is 6.80 metres. The top is entirely covered by pure gold. Now the temple in restoring and repair so as to return it to its original condition.
 The main Stupa (chedi) is under restoring and closed partly from visitor.
 The Yaowarat Gate of temple Wat Phra Mahathat.
 The Wiharn DhammaSala and with Big Phra Ruang statue venerated at front side.
 Inside the Wiharn DhammaSala is located the old Chedi.
 The main Phra Buddha statue venerated inside the wiharn. This wiharn is still open for visitor since temple is restoring process.
 The photo taken with Phra BaromaThat Chedi.
 The walkway to the Phra BaromaThat Chedi.
 The photos taken with Jatukham RamaThep and his Guardian statues.
 The door is close for visitor because the Phra BaromaThat Chedi is under restoring. (if you want to see more Phra BaromaThat Chedi image, please see my previous posted of Wat Mahathat).
 Just opposite the entrance door, located the Big Phra Ruang Buddha statue.
 At base of Phra BaromaThat Chedi is Wiharn ThapKaset with a lot sacred statues and statue of Luang Phor Panya.
 The sacred statues and beautiful mural paintings.
 The Phra Wiharn Kod is closed to public because of restoring, included Wiharn SamJom and Wiharn Maha Katyayana also closed.
 The small shrine that next to museum.
The pigeon fly to my hand.
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Visiting Wat ThaMuang ~ LP BoonHai - The Famous Master From Southern Thailand.

Not very far from main road, located the temple Wat ThaMuang and with famous master LP BoonHai, the truly dhamma and wicha master from southern Thailand. While have a local devotee came and met LP BoonHai, we just waited and went outside to took some photos first.
 The portrait of LP BoonHai and the blessed ceremony photo, he was born in August 16th BE2471 and was ordained when he was 20 years old at Wat PhraHom. LP Boonhai studied the Wicha and practiced meditation from PhraKru Taksin Thammasarn who was abbot of Wat PhraHom. Furthermore, LP Boonhai went to studied the Wicha from many top monks in south such as LP Song of Wat ThaMod, LP Kachat of Wat Donsala, LP Num of Wat Khao Oor and others. 
 The temple Wat ThaMuang and it surrounding hot and shaded by trees, sand walkways that run between the few buildings.
 The old Sala building at Wat ThaMuang and the veneration Phra Buddha statues at inside Sala.
 The abondoned building that not completed and the old Long Boat used to competition.
 The Beautiful Standing Buddha statue and the main Wiharn building.
 Close up view the Wiharn and the Bell Tower.
 LP BoonHai in deep consecrated to reblessing the amulets.
 Photo taken with LP BoonHai.
Before left, just at temple backyard and saw a hen hatching eggs.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Famous Guman AiKhai (Novice Monk) ~ Wat Chedi & Wat Sra SiMun - The Famous Number One Guman In Thailand (Part 1 ~ Wat Chedi).

Here we'll sharing the Famous Spirit Guman AiKhai (novice monk) from Wat Chedi, the mystical spirit from long time ago and was related to Famous LP Thuad during his pilgrimage. The sacred Temple Wat Chedi is located far from main road, we could saw many of statues Rooster along the road and roughly counted was more than 80 statues of Big Rooster. Later we will share the another temple journey at Wat Sra Simun (and past abbot LP Therm). This part, we will focus the main temple of Guman AiKhai ~ Wat Chedi.
One of the Rooster statue standing at road side with offering.
The temple Wat Chedi and the big Ubosot under construction.
Not far from entrance Wat Chedi, a lot of small Rooster statues is put along side. I also snap photos first.
The new building on construction process.
Many devotees come and pray respect to Main Buddha and LP Thuad and pray to spirit Guman AiKhai.
They make a wish toward spirit Guman AiKhai, many of them are fulfilled for example they won the lottery and found the missing things. Then the spirit Guman Ai Khai became famous. LP Therm was a former abbot of Wat Sra Si Mum and not far from Wat Chedi in the same province. He was the first monk who thought to make amulet of Guman AiKhai (name of mystical boy spirit).
Photo taken with portrait Guman AiKhai. According to legend, (novice monk) Ai Khai is a boy following LP Thuad on pilgrimage. When LP Thuad came to Wat Chedi, he ordered Ai Khai to stay there and look after the temple for him. Unfortunately, Ai Khai died young and his spirit has lived there since then and never fail his promise to look after the temple for LP Thuad. The spirit Guman Ai Khai always keeps an eye on the temple and who come without permission and burglars will be frightened by Guman Ai Khai spirit. Later LP Therm (past abbot of Wat SraSimun) was the first monk to made Guman Aikhai to worship.
The statues of LP Thuad and Guman AiKai, this statues Guman AiKhai is carved from sacred Takien wood (the spiritual tree in Thai belief) and invited Guman Ai Khai spirit to obsess in the statue, so Guman Ai Khai spirit will helps people who pray to him. 
The crowded of people to pray Guman AiKhai.
The temple surrounding. I also noticed the other part of temple also have a lot of Rooster statues.
The photo taken with a lot of Rooster statues.
The lighting firecrackers and the pieces of firecrackers pile up like a hill. Many devotees made the offering to lighting firecrackers to thanks Guman AiKhai.
The infomation counter of Wat Chedi.
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