Wat Dhammayan, Nong Phai, Petchabun

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Wat Dhammayan, Nong Phai, Petchabun

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The Hall of the Ādi-Buddha

One of the newest buildings on the site, the Hall of the Ādi-Buddha, the First Buddha or Original Buddha (Somdet Ong Pathom), is both a finely designed open and light-filled building and a notable stainless steel statue, which towers over the visitor.

001 Shrine of the Adi-Buddha

001 Shrine of the Ādi-Buddha

002 Adi-Buddha Shrine

002 Ādi-Buddha Shrine

003 Adi-Buddha

003 Ādi-Buddha

004 Adi-Buddha from the Side

004 Ādi-Buddha from the Side

005 Adi-Buddha from Below

005 Ādi-Buddha from Below

006 Close Up of Adi-Buddha

006 Close Up of Ādi-Buddha

Main Shrine Hall

Opposite the Ādi-Buddha building is the huge, aircraft-hanger type building which houses the main shrines. Inside there are many shrines, including very elaborately ornamented Buddha shrines and other statues of some famous Thai monks (Luangpor). The building must hold thousands of people, and is the location of a big kaṭhina celebration every year.

007 Main Shrine Hall

007 Main Shrine Hall

008 Buddha Statues around the Hall

008 Buddha Statues around the Hall

009 Two of the Buddha Statues

009 Two of the Buddha Statues

010 Admiring the Subduing Mara Statues

010 Admiring the Subduing Māra Statues

011 Subduing Mara Statues

011 Subduing Māra Statues

012 Subduing Mara Statue

012 Subduing Māra Statue

013 Bejewelled Buddha and Chief Disciples

013 Bejewelled Buddha and Chief Disciples

014 Subduing Mara Statue

014 Subduing Māra Statue

015 Subduing Mara Mudra

015 Subduing Māra Mudrā

016 Subduing Mara Statue

016 Subduing Māra Statue

017 Luangpor Parn from Side

017 Luangpor Parn from Side

018 Imposing Luangpor Parn Statue

018 Imposing Luangpor Parn Statue

Secondary Shrine Hall

Way behind this shrine hall is another, which is guarded by a Nāga bridge, which you must cross to approach. The Nāgas spray you with cleansing water as you cross. Inside is another fine and elaborate shrine hall and Buddha statue.

019 The Naga Bridge

019 The Naga Bridge

020 Naga Bridge

020 Naga Bridge

021 Buddha Hall

021 Buddha Hall

022 Enthroned Buddha

022 Enthroned Buddha

023 Professors with Offerings

023 Professors with Offerings

024 The Main Statues

024 The Main Statues

025 Subduing Mara

025 Subduing Mara

026 Offerings

026 Offerings

027 Luangpor Ruasrilingdam

027 Luangpor Ruasrilingdam

028 Sariputta worshipping the Buddha

028 Sariputta worshipping the Buddha

029 Moggallana worshipping the Buddha

029 Moggallana worshipping the Buddha

Other Shrines and Buildings

Around the grounds are many other buildings and shrine halls, including a Good Luck shrine, a shrine to Phra Indra and his wife Maddī, and the Uposatha Hall. It should also be noted that building work in the temple is still proceeding, and more places are coming up.

030 Good Luck Shrine

030 Good Luck Shrine

031 Good Luck Statue

031 Good Luck Statue

032 Corridor of Buddha Statues

032 Corridor of Buddha Statues

033 Luangpor Ruasrilingdam

033 Luangpor Ruasrilingdam

034 Phra Indra

034 Phra Indra

035 Wife of Phra Indra

035 Wife of Phra Indra

036 Her Bejewelled Hands

036 Her Bejewelled Hands

037 His Bejewelled Arms

037 His Bejewelled Arms

038 Uposatha Hall

038 Uposatha Hall

039 Sloping Roof on Uposatha Hall

039 Sloping Roof on Uposatha Hall

040 Gallery Inside

040 Gallery Inside

041 Bejewelled Bodhisatta

041 Bejewelled Bodhisatta

042 Bejewelled Hand

042 Bejewelled Hand

 

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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