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Phra Pathom Chedi

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Phra Pathom Chedi

It is the tallest stupa in Thailand for “Phra Pathom Chedi” located in the Wat Phra Pathom Chedi wanaviharn Phra Pathom Chedi sub-District, Muang Nakhon Pathom district, Nakhon Pathom province. It is also a special royal monastery of the Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan. Including a long history in the territory of Suvarnabhumi, especially it is located of enshrined the relics of Lord Buddha and a symbol of Nakhon Pathom province as well. First of all, let’s talk about the history of Phra Pathom Chedi before. Phra Pathom Chedi is a large stupa. It is presumed to have been built during the reign of King Ashoka the Great an Indian Emperor who ruled almost the entire Indian subcontinent from around 269 BCE to 232 BCE, he sent a prominent Buddhist monks to expand Buddhism in Suvarnabhumi. Archaeologists believe that Phra Sonra Thera and Phra Uttara Thera they are the envoy and who publishers of the doctrines of Buddhism in Nakhon Pathom. And built the Stupa bowl upside down to be similar with the Great Stupa Sanchi in india. When King Rama IV, when he was a prominent Buddhist monks, he was came to worship, and seen a stupa high 42 wa. on 1853, when he in charge of the throne, he order to built the new pagoda was wrapped, it was be around 120 meters high and 45 centimeters wide, but the job was not finished he died. Later on, King Rama V reigned and rebuilt the bell tower to decorate the tile until it was completed. On King Rama VI reigned, he ordered the restoration of the temple. By painting the original pagoda and images on the wall. And to redecorate a temple on the north side, in order to enshrine Phra Ruang Rojanarit Sri Indraditya Dhammobhas Mahavajiravudhraj Pujaneeya Bophitr. And King Rama VII reigned (King Prajadhipok, he ordered to create a new temple. Phra Pathom Chedi is a large Stupa. The current form is bell shape Sri Lanka styled brick stupa covered by golden brown color tiles. The structure foundation of the stupa is timbers strapped by gigantic metal chain. The lower floor consists of vihara four directions, along with double walls.

Phra Pathom Chedi

Phra Pathom Chedi

Inside the pagoda is also enshrined the Lord Buddha’s relics, which is worshiped by Buddhists around the world. The temple is scheduled to worship Phra Pathom Chedi takes place from the evening of the full moon of the 12th month to the 4th day of the waning moon in the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar, normally the festival takes place for 9 days 9 nights9 days and 9 nights every year.

At the same time, when arriving at Phra Pathom Chedi, do not miss to worship Phra Ruang Rojanarit Sri Indraditya Dhammobhas Mahavajiravudhraj Pujaneeya Bophitr, which is enshrined in the same area, However, what people do to prosper when comes to Phra Pathom Chedi. That is walking around the outer monastery three rounds, to pray for the spiritual blessings as the hope. If anyone has the opportunity to visit Nakhon Pathom, then do not forget to visit to worship Phra Pathom Chedi too.

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