Friday, October 18, 2019

Visiting LopBuri - Wat Pa Thamma Sophon - PhrakruPhawanasophon - LopBuri - Thailand.

In LopBuri town city, Wat Pa Thamma Sophon is a must visit (not far from town). Here is temple with famous Angel Days Deity and sacred Yants. Current abbot is LP Sophon with title Phrakru Phawanasophon. He was away during my visited here. Below we see more photos for temple Wat Pa Thamma Sophon.
 The main entrance of temple Wat Pa Thamma Sophon.
 The small shrine for Phra Sivali venerated at entrance.
 The huge tent at the center compound area with Golden Chedi and many statues venerated inside. Included Phra Srisuttho Naga, Mercy Guan Yin, Phra Lersi and Phra Buddha statues.
 Shrine for Phra Narai Song Krut.
 The building for amulet counter.
 Selfie inside the amulet counter of Wat Pa Thamma Sophon.
The main Ubosot and main altar for Phra Golden Buddha. Photo taken inside the Ubosot with main Phra Buddha statue.
 The sacred Phra Cinnaraj and many other small Phra Buddha statues.
 Selfie with Golden Chedi of Wat Pa Thamma Sophon.
 The kuti for Chaowat (LP Sophon) of Wat Pa Thamma Sophon. He was away during my visited.
 Another small shrine for Phra Buddha statue.
The building hall for Crematorium and the crematorium itself.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Visited Historical Temple - Wat Chaiwatthanaram "Khmer Style Temple" - Ayutthaya - Thailand.

Dont miss to visit one of the famous Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand. It located at west bank of the Chao Phraya River, outside Ayutthaya island. It is one of Ayutthaya's best known temples and a major tourist attraction.
One of Ayutthaya’s most impressive temples, the Khmer style Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Royal temple that was used to by the King and other members of the Royal family in past.
 Photo taken at front side entrance to Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
The whole temple of Wat Chaiwatthanaram structure reflects the Buddhist world view, as it is described already in the Traiphum Phra Ruang, the "three worlds of the King Ruang", of the 14th century: The big "Prang Prathan" that stands in the centre symbolizes the mountain Meru (Khao Phra Sumen), which consists the central axis of the traditional world (Kamaphum). Around it lie the four continents (the four small Prangs) that swim in the four directions in the world sea. On one of the continents, the Chomphutawip, the humans live. The rectangular passage is the outer border of the world, the "Iron Mountains".
The center with Phra Buddha statues facing the dawn.
 The early dawn of Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
 The beautiful of Prang Chedi Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
Photo taken with main Prang Chedi at Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Wat Chaiwatthanaram was constructed in 1630 by King Prasat Thong. It was one of the grandest monuments of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The King built the temple as a means to gain Buddhist merit and as a memorial to his mother. Her ashes are enshrined in two square chedis flanking the ubosot on the East side of the temple. As canon balls and canons were dug up during excavations, historians believe the temple may have been used as a fortress during the last war with Burma. The monastery was looted and largely destroyed by the Burmese armies in 1767 after which it was deserted. During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s Wat Chaiwatthanaram was restored by the Fine Arts Department.
 The walkway headless statues and inside Prang headless statue.
 The another side of walkway and headless statues.
 More surrounding view of Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
The on going restoration and maintain works at Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

Visited Historical Temple - Wat Mahathat “The Temple Of The Great Relic - Ayutthaya - Thailand.

The famous Wat Mahathat (Ayutthaya), “the temple of the Great Relic” was one of the most important temples in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Located on the historical island the large monastery features a huge central prang, a very large principal viharn and ubosot and a great number of subsidiary Chedis and Viharns. The upper part of its once massive central prang has collapsed. Today only the base remains.
The Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya is located in the center of old Ayutthaya, between Chi Kun Road and Naresuan Road in the northeast corner of Phra Ram Park.
 The main attraction and touristic "high light" of Wat Mahathat. One of the temple’s most photographed objects is the head of a stone Buddha image entwined in the roots of a tree.
 The mini 3D model of Wat Mahathat for reconstructed.
 Bike for rent at Wat Mahathat.
Wat Mahathat was one of Ayutthaya’s most important temples. It enshrined Buddha relics and was the seat of the Supreme Patriarch of Buddhism and thus the center of Buddhism in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Wat Mahathat was a Royal monastery located close to the palace. The King performed important ceremonies here, such as the Royal Kathin ceremony.
The temple Wat Mahathat was constructed in 1374 by King Boromma Rachathirat I. A large prang was built to enshrine Buddha relics. The prang collapsed in the early 17th century, after which it was restored and enlarged. A large number of viharns (assembly halls) and chedis have been added during the reign of later Kings. When the Burmese invaded and largely destroyed Ayutthaya in 1767, the Wat Mahathat was set on fire. The central prang collapsed again in the early 20th century and has not been restored.
During excavation works in the temple in 1956 by the Fine Arts Department the crypt in the central prang was discovered. Inside was a large hollow stone container in which relics and precious objects as votive tablets, gold ornaments, ancient images of the Buddha and other precious items were contained. Artifacts discovered in the crypt are on display in the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum.
Photo taken with sacred objects head of a stone Buddha image entwined in the roots of a tree at Wat Mahathat.
East of the central prang stands the main assembly hall, the Viharn Luang connecting to the gallery in the West. Its main entrance was East towards the rising sun. Two rows of pillars supported the roof of the 40 meter long building. The principal Buddha image sat on a pedestal in the back of the viharn facing East. Today its elevated base and some sections of the walls with false windows remain.
 Photo taken with sacred Phra Buddha image with Prang Chedi behind.
On either side of the temple’s main buildings that are lined up East to West are several smaller viharns and chedis built over different time periods. The temple complex was surrounded by a wall with large entrance gates to the West and East.
The main Prang Chedi with only base remain.
 The ruin site and headless statues of Phra Buddha.
Temple Wat Mahathat with surrounding area and Prang Chedi.
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