Buddha, Arahat and Monk Relics at Wat Yannava in Bangkok

high-definition creative commons photographs from Wat Yannava in Bangkok, Thailand, showing the extensive collection of Relics from Buddhas, Paccekabuddhas, Arahats and Famous Monks, together with some further information.

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Buddha, Arahat and Monk Relics at Wat Yannava in Bangkok

Wat Yannawa is an old Buddhist temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period, located in the Sathorn district of Bangkok on Charoen Krung Road. It has a unique junk shaped chedi and viharn built by King Rama III. The idea behind the construction was that the Chinese junks were quickly disappearing and the pagoda would show descendants what it looked like.

The temple was known as Wat Kok Khwai during the Ayutthaya era and Wat Kok Krabue during Thonburi and early Bangkok era before the construction of the chedi. During King Rama I's time it was raised to the status of a Royal temple, and because of the junk it is known in English as the Boat Temple.

Inside one of the buildings is a large collection of Buddhist artifacts including statues representing Buddhas, Chinese Bodhisattvas and Arahats, and famous monks. There are also many relics, purporting to be of previous Buddhas, Paccekabuddhas, Arahats and monks.

Text adapted from Wikipedia (retrieved, January 23th 2014)

 

Buddha, Bodhisattva, Arahat, Gods and Monk Statues

Reliquaries

Buddha, Paccekabuddha, Arahat and Monk Relics

 

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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