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.
See more amulets from Wat SraSiMum & Wat Chedi - Guman AiKhai at:  
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