Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wat Saket Abbot ~ Somdet Phra Putthacharn Kiew Dies At Aged 85.

The revered Buddhist monk, widely known as Somdet Kiew, was born on March 3, 1928 in Koh Samui district of Surat Thani province and ordained as a monk at Wat Saket in 1949, passed away at 8.41am of 10th August BE2556.
Somdet Phra Putthacharn Kiew was appointed the secretary of the Supreme Patriarch in 1965. The 'Somdet' is the highest title in the Thai monastic circle. Since 2005, he has been the chairperson of the Supreme of Patriarch’s Representative Committee, being the Acting Supreme Patriarch since then due to the failing health of the incumbent Supreme Patriarch Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana.
Somdet Phra Putthacharn Kiew was recognised for his efforts in spreading the teachings of Lord Buddha worldwide and helped to build temples and send monks to propagate Buddhism in several
including the USA and several Europe countries.

Wat Saket RatchaWoraMahaWihan, usually known as Wat Saket (Golden Mount), is a Buddhist temple in PomPrap SattruPhai district in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wat Doi Suthep ~ The Shrine Of Great Kruba Srivichai Located At Foot Of Doi Suthep Mountain In Chiang Mai - Thailand (Part 1).

The Shrine of Great Kruba Srivichai was located at foot of Doi Suthep mountain, beside the road he created, allowing millions of pilgrims and tourists access to Wat PhraThat Doi Suthep.
 The old main road from Lamphun to Chiang Mai was planted with huge tropical forest tree (dipterocarpus alatus) along the side road before reached the foot of Doi Suthep mountain. The old city of Chiang Mai also planted with many Bodhi Tree (ficus religiosa). Very impressive. 

The photos taken with monument of the Great Kruba Srivichai. We pay respect first before continue our journey to top Doi Suthep mountain to visited Wat PhraThat Doi Suthep.
 The offering items of flowers, incense sticks and candles.
 The close view of Kruba Srivichai statue.
 The Asoka Lion Pillar.
 The contemporary important photos and some core leaders joined forces with Kruba Srivichai having Doi Suthep road built in year 1935 for total 11.5 kilometers.
 The image of 12 Chedis with 12 animals zodiac in Northern Thailand.
 The sacred Phra Buddha footprint images.
Chiang Mai, is often known as the Rose of the North Thailand, but it really blooms into flower in February, towards the end of the cool season. Another beautiful Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colorful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Revisited Wat Suthat ThepWararam In Year BE2556 ~ The Latest Renovation From Fine Arts Department.

 The Two-Centuries-Old Wat Suthat Thepwararam is one of six Grade A royal Buddhist temples in Thailand. Currently having major renovation again. Due to financial constraints, the latest renovation is being done in stages. It began with the Ubosots around the preaching Ubosot. It requires fine skill and a knowledge of history. The entire renovation from Fine Art Department of Wat Suthat Thepwararam is expected to take five to six years.
His Majesty King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, or King Rama I the Great, started the construction of Wat Suthat Thepwararam in year 1807 and Grand Ubosot in typical Siamese architectural style is known around the world and draws hordes of tourists and locals each day.  
 The main Ubosot in renovation progess, the walkway been built for smooth working progess.
 The mini Elevator at the main entrance of the Ubosot.
 The photos taken with sacred statue of Phra Srisakayamuni Buddha, also known as Luang Por To Buddha. The Murals in the Ubosot.
Photo taken with Line of Buddha statues lining the cloister, surrounding the Main Wiharn of Wat Suthat.
 The plant cutter guy trimming the overgrown plant at Wat Suthat.
 The second Ubosot and morning chanting by monks.
 The new wall painted for the Chinese shrine.
 The banner of new amulets released of anniversary 155 years old of Phra Somdet Sangkaraj Pae.
The Wat Suthat amulets counter.
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