Monday, June 30, 2014

History of Wat Sraket to Phu Khao Thong Golden Mountain

Wat Sraket or Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan (Thai wrote : วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร and short name : Watsraket) that is a Buddhist temple in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, Bangkok, Thailand. The Inside have 'Phu Khao Thong' (ภูเขาทอง : Golden Mountain) is a steep artificial hill inside the Wat Sraket compound.

          photo above is a pagoda (chedi) on Wat Sraket.

It was known as Wat Sakae in Ayutthaya era. When Bangkok became the capital, King Rama I renovated the temple and gave it its present name. Rama I's grandson, King Rama III (1787–1851), decided to build a Chedi of huge dimensions inside Wat Saket. Unfortunately, the chedi collapsed during construction because the soft soil of Bangkok could not support the weight. 

   The most beautiful scenery of Wat Saket at Night.

Over the next few decades, the abandoned mud-and-brick structure acquired the shape of a natural hill and was overgrown with weeds. The locals called it the "phu-khao" (Thai wrote : ภูเขา), as if it were a natural feature.

       The long runway is in Wat Sraket, all tourists will go up there for see buddha's relics inside the pagoda at the topmost.

During the reign of King Rama IV, construction began of a small chedi on the hill. It was completed early in the reign of his son, King Rama V (1853–1910). A relic of the Buddha was brought from ศรีลังกา : Sri Lanka and placed in the pagoda (called : Che-di). The surrounding concrete walls were added in the 1940s to stop the hill from eroding. The modern Wat Sraket was built in the early 20th century of Carrara marble.

                          Buddha's relics Place

An annual festival is held at Wat Sraket every November, featuring a candlelight procession up 'Phu Khao Thong' to the 'Chedi'.

      Here is the place that walk into the Place of Buddha's relics for worship.

Today 'Phu Khao Thongstill is one of the most popular place that many tourists from many countries come to visit here. Bangkok, Thailand, and become one of the symbols of the city.

                       Surrounding from the Topmost.

At the Topmost of 'Phu Khao Thong' has a Nava crore-millionaire nine faces Thai Buddha Image for Worship that is the millionaire billionaire idols all 9 people in the modern era. He is the creator of these manifold benefits to Buddhism. 

    Nava crore millionaire pendant is reproduced from authentic Nava crore millionaire buddha image.

Photo above : Topmost 'Phu Khao Thong' have a Pagoda (Chedi) that the Inside have a Buddha's Relics for worship purpose to Luck!

Back of Jatuakarmramathep that have the symbol of 'Chedi' (Pagoda) on the amulet pendant. 
               Front of Jatukarm

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