17 May, 2008

Phra Maha Suwanpatimagorn Postcard

Phra Maha Suwanpatimagorn or Sukhothai Trimitr golden Buddha image is the largest golden Buddha image in the world. It is a Buddha image in the mara conquering attitude. It is made of pure gold, measuring 12 feet 5 inches in diameter and has a height of 15 feet 9 inches from the base to the crown and it weighs approximately 5 tons.

Phra Maha Suwanpatimagorn Postcard
(Bought by my sister during her visit to Bangkok)

Originally, this golden Buddha image was completely covered with plaster to conceal it from the enemy then invading Thailand and was installed as the principal Buddha image in the main temple building of Choti-naram Temple or Wat Phrayakrai. The Ecclesiastical Commission then move this golden Buddha image to the Trimitr Witthayaram Temple where it now remains, discovering in 1955 that it was made of pure gold.

Phra Maha Suwanpatimagorn

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