Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chedi Thaimongkhon Hadyai (Stainless Steel Pagoda) In Hadyai- Songkhla Province Of Thailand.

Hadyai, 933km south from Bangkok, is southern Thailand's commercial centre and one of the kingdom's largest cities although it's only a district in Songkhla Province.Top- The main entrance to Chedi Thaimongkhon Hadyai. We were lucky enough to visited a spectacular Buddhist temple high up on a hill about 10km out of Hadyai. Chedi Thaimongkhon was made from all stainless steel tubing and is lit up at night and visible from the road below the hill that passes it.The golden stone of Chedi Thaimongkhon Hadyai. The overview of the temple. The standing altar. A close up view inside the wiharn, a Phra Cinaraj statue. Another view of the altar. A very beautiful of Buddha statue, made of stainless steel. Next to the wiharn. All devotees walked round 3 times to gain good luck. One of the entrance to Stainless Steel Chedi. Another entrance at the chedi base. Each entrance have a differences Buddha statues venerates inside the ground floor. A Phra Cinaraj is venerates at another entrance. Inside the Stainless Steel Chedi, all made from stainless steel tubing and porcelain cups. The tubing structure of the chedi are connected together. The devotees made a wish at second floors of Stainless Steel Chedi. This chedi was made from all stainless steel tubing, a spectacular view. This stairs is a set of steps built between two floors inside a chedi. One of the wonders Chedi in Thailand. A magnificent Stainless Steel Chedi at the night.
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Wat PahKoh In Hadyai, Songkhla - Thailand.

Undecaying Body Of Luang Phor Thong Susangwaro.
I made a pilgrimage trip to Hadyai, Songkhla Province in Southern Thailand on 2nd August 2008. Wat Pahkoh is one of the most popular temples near Hadyai and I saw for myself the legendary body of Luang Phor Thong (former abbot of Wat Pahkoh) is keeping. Wat Pahkoh is thriving with pilgrims from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, who come daily to pay respect to him and ask for various blessings. On top photo, all the devotees and followers will come to pay tribute to the master inside the wiharn of Wat Pahkoh. The temple has provided this signboard for the convenience of devotees from the whole region.
The body of Luang Phor Thong, whose physical body shows no sign of decay after passing away since the year 2000, at the age of 93. The Luang Phor Thong statue placed inside the same wiharn. Buddha to pay respect to for everyday of the week. On top, photo of Luang Phor Thong and statues on the altar .Inside the hall, all the devotees ask for blessings.
In the hall, a blessing ceremony was taking place at the time. The bell tower of Wat Pah Koh. A Phra Leela statue (Walking Buddha) of Wat Pahkoh. This Ubosot is closed during my visit. The close-up view in front the Ubosot, at the center the Luang Phor Thong statue is welcome the visitor. Maha Kassapa, the Buddha's foremost disciple who was also not cremated. For the future generations of Buddhists from the world to gain confidence in the Triple Gems after seeing the miraculous aspects of the dhamma through his undecaying body.

There are Triple Gems in the Buddhism which symbolize;

First:The Buddha- the Enlightened One or the Awakened One.

Second:Dhamma- the teachings of Buddha;the eternal truth or mean reality.

Third:The Sangha- the community who pratices the dhamma. This photo is taken at the amulet counter. The temple gate. Inside, I also got to see Maechee Niam's skeletal remains.Out of respect for his female teacher who had died decades ago, LP Thong kept the body in a glass chedi to be venerated by himself and his followers. A Bodhisattva Guan Yin of Wat Pahkoh.



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