Friday, April 10, 2009

Wat Lampan In Kedah Malaysia.

The passing of the great Phra Khru Sophonkichathorn (Than Ren), Wat Lampam. Phra Khru Sophonkichathorn (Than Ren) was the abbot of Wat Lampam. Sad to say that 'Than Ren' of Wat Lampam passed away on 3 April 2009. He was 81 years old with 60 years of monkhood. My deepest respect to the great 'Than Ren' of Wat Lampam. Heart-rending farewell. Below, see the full post of photos taken during my last visit to Wat Lampam.Last January (2009) i visited Wat Lampam, Kg. Lampam Kedah with my friends after we left Wat Phothichetiyaram. Above, I drove slowly along the road to enjoyed the magnificent view. Another magnificent view along the road. Above, we can see the temple gate, which is the main entrance at the temple. The elephants guarding the entrance of Wat Lampam. From left- Phra Par Lae Lai (wednesday night Buddha), Phra Oom Bart (wednesday morning Buddha), Phra Keaw (The Emerald Buddha), and Ajarn Toh statue.
The bell tower is located in front the new ubosot.Old Wiharn of Wat Lampan. The overvie w of the new ubosot.Ubosot building currently in progress. Another view of the ubosot.The Siamese Market inside the temple. The Siamese is still minority as non-Muslim in Malaysia. However, the Siamese in Pendang are the native in Kedah. They do not have national identity to Thailand at present. They can see rather deepening friendship with the Chinese as a Buddhist more.
The main Vihara of Wat Lampam.

The place where 'Than Ren' do the chanting. Donation for Ubosot Building Fund of Wat Lampam. This picture is a photo taken with 'Than Ren' during my last visit (Jan 2009) to Wat Lampam in Kedah.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Wat Phothicetiyaram In Kedah Malaysia.

After Luang Phor Tuad passed away in Kg. Sawa-Gerik Perak, the body of LP Tuad had been carried back from Kg. Sawa to Wat Changhai, Pattani Thailand. Along the way, where ever the 'yellow fluid' dropped from the body of LP Tuad, they would build a land marking by setting up 'wood column' as sign of good luck for those came for praying.Wat Phothicetiyaram was they stop-over point no.4. This is the temple gate of Wat Phothicetiyaram (Wat Thung Kwai). This temple address is KG. CHINA, MK. PDG. KERBAU, PENDANG, KEDAH.

This is the 'wood column' of Wat Phothicetiyaram, a friendly helper showed me the location.According to history, when Phor Than Phrom (Abbot of Wat Phikuntararam at Pedu town) was young, he was the one that actually brought Archan Tim or 'Phrakru Visaisophon' (whom had raised up the famous name of Wat Changhai of LP Tuad amulets to the whole regions) to visit all the 'wood column' at different places, for the purpose of getting soil from all the locations as the raw material for making amulet of LP Tuad.

This is the closeup view of the sacred 'wood column'.

This is the Grand Stupa (Phra Chaidi Pagoda) that house the 'Arthi' (ash or bone) of Luang Phor Tuad, which was brought back by the local follower from Wat Changhai after the cremation ceremony. Local folks also called this temple Wat Thung Kwai and is located at 'Ban Thung Kwai' or Kampung Cina.

A more complete view of the Grand Stupa and the Wiharn building.

Shrine to LP Tuad, which was opened to worship.

At the front entrance is a Phra Sivali statue and a Jatukam Ramathep statue.

Inside the shrine, the venerates Phra Buddha statues.

This picture is a photo taken with the Chedi (Grand Stupa) and my wife.

Inside the chedi, where the holy relics (arthi) of LP Tuad is keep.

A banner advertising the release of Luang Phor Cedi-Luang Phor Tuad-Jatukam Ramathep amulets.

The abbot of Wat Phothicetiyaram, Phra Maha Chittawit (right) and Somdej Phra Akharamahasangkharachathibodi from Cambodia (left).

Another banner advertising the ceremony of opening the Grand Stupa (Phra Chaidi Pagoda).

This temple building was closed.

A more complete view of the statue and altar.

The amulets here are quite cheap.

This amulet was consecrated in year 2008 by Phra Maha Chittawit of Wat Phothicetiyaram.

Inside the wiharn where the water blessing ritual was taking place. After I got my chance to 'tamboon' , I proceeded to my next destination, Wat Lampam.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rajamonisamiramo Khunnupanyachant Park ~ Luang Phor Tuad Sala In Kg. Sawa, Gerik-Perak Malaysia.

LP Tuad Passed Away In Perak Malaysia. When you travel from Ipoh to Gerik, you will see this signboard in Air Kala Town. Actually the legendary monk, Luang Phor Tuad passed away in Kg. Sawa, Gerik Perak. The official name of this monument is Rajamonisamiramo Khunnupanyachant Park. This temple address is TECK HOO PLANTATION
(75 1/2MILES) KAMPUNG SAWA - GERIK - PERAK - MALAYSIA. This chedi location is place of Nibbana of Luang Phor Tuad and Kuti (place of resides). It was discovered together by Indonesian and a Malaysian on 10th December 2006 after blissful permission from Luang Phor Tuad. A Memorial monument was built and was ceremonised on 28 and 29 of May 2007(BE2550) by many High rank monks from Southern Thailand and Malaysia. By discovery of this place, it has fully uncovered the mystery of Luang Phor Tuad Traversed Route. After had a communication (permission)with LP Tuad, He agreed and appointed PhraKru (LP Kheaw) of Wat Hui Gok, Pattani Thailand, to lay the first stone of Sala on 18 March 2007 at 9.30 pm. I highly recommend you to visit and pray to venerates Luang Phor Tuad for grant safety and protection, especially saving the lives of people from seemingly fatal automobile accidents, improving personal luck and enhancing business luck. This LP Tuad statue placed in front the chedi, pasted with gold foil.
Another statue of LP Tuad is venerated inside the shrine. The LP Tuad katha is as follows:
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhassa x3 times.
Namo Buddhi Sato Ah Kan Timaya Iti Pagava Naca Liti x3 times.
A more complete view of the statue and sala.
Inside the main bot, a water blessing ritual was taking place at the time.
This Holy object located near the bot.
The devotees took the water from the well and splashed on the car for receiving blessings.
The monk writing the mantras on the car for blessing.
This is the closeup view of the mantras.Many cars from the other states to join queuing for blessing.
This is the 1st anniversary amulets from Kg. Sawa LP Tuad Sala with 'sarsi' wood laser-crafted 35mm and 50mm- gold finished, high pressure mould copper 30mm and full colour Phra Yan Printing is good for hanging in office, shop and factory. Fund collected from above will be donated for: Private School and School in Temple, charity to Poors and Orphanage, Temple building around Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, Discovery Of Traversed Route and Improvement of this Park. People gain merit from making donation for the construction of riverbank, reinforcement and drainage at Kg. K.Keneering. The devotees rubbed the body tree for 4D numbers. Part of the surface with the numbers. The local newspapers were published the famous LP Tuad Sala in Rajamonisamiramo Khunnupanyachant Park.
This is the another temple was built 300m away after Rajamonisamiramo Khunupanyachant Park become famous.View inside the temple and the amulets corner.
This 30mm copper amulet of LP Tuad that I obtained from the Sala is consecrated in year 2008 for the 1st anniversary of the Sala.
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