Wat Rakhang Khositaram Woramahawihan., Thailand.

Wat Rakhang Khositaram Woramahawihan., Thailand.

History of the
        Bell Temple Kositaram, formerly known as Bang Wa Yai Temple Is the ancient temple of Ayutthaya Coupled with Bang Wa Noi Temple, Amarinthararam Temple, 2312, after King Taksin the Great Ascended the throne Along with setting up a new Phra Nakhon Luang, called Krung Thon Buri, restored this Bang Wa Yai temple as well as raised its status as a royal monastery. Later in Rattanakosin King Phra Buddha Yod Fa Chulalongkorn Has been fully restored And found one of the bells that appeared to be very beautiful Therefore please keep it at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha Then he asked him to build a bell tower. With five other bells as a replacement and the new name was given after the restoration was completed. “Bell Temple Kositaram”
  Department of the Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Conservatory Son of Prince Chao Phraya Thep Suwadee He offered a red palace after the cover of the broiler fish, 8 meters wide, 1 meter wide balcony, 2 cubits long and 7 inches. (Currently on the north side, front of the temple But the internal paintings have been deleted)

        Hor Tri or another name called “Palace Chan”, the Fine Arts Department, was registered as an important antiquarian of the nation in 1929, formerly used as a royal residence and the residence hall of King Rama I, the Great Sky. When he was in service at the royal palace, the police officer of the right side In the reign of King Taksin the Great He removed the temple to Bang Wa Yai. At the time of being the commander to hit the city of Korat

        When he ascended the throne Therefore, please make a restoration to be used as a Buddhist scripture tower. By digging the area where the bell was found in a rectangular shape Brick the building into a pool and then dismantle the palace from the original place to be planted in the pool. When carrying out His Majesty’s wishes and celebrations and planting the sandalwood tree, which was the cause of the call “Palace Chan”

        In the reign of King Rama IV He changed the name of the temple to many temples. And changed his name to “Rajanagarathiyaram Temple” but this name is not very popular People still call “Wat Rakhang” as before today.

Architectural features

Phra Buddha
Temple, Phra Nang Klao Chao, please create a new one. But the shape is still a form of art during the reign of King Rama I, especially the Garuda statue of Garuda With two windows Which is one of the few remaining reigns of art The interior of the temple has a beautiful Buddha image. In front of the temple on the south side (in front of the temple), there is a large Prang set, which is elegant, with shapes and proportions that are considered very beautiful. And the three-sided pagoda At Krom Muen Nara Thewet Krom Muen Naret Yothi Krom Muen Seni Borirak was built as a pentagon in the Rattanakosin style. Currently still in good condition

The bell tower, the bell
tower, is a symbol of the bell temple built in a tetrahedron. Late Ayutthaya period and early Rattanakosin The top hung the bell received from the reign of King Rama V, number five.

Hor Tri
built and planted a house in the reign of King Rama 1. The construction of the house was done in a traditional Thai house style. Will be special at the extension of Bak Bak By using a steel latch instead of a wooden spur The floor is large, hard to find. The windows are bragging Beautifully cut every box The outer cover of the ball is set and the ball is signed with a lotus. But the inner cover is different from the old house Because it is always smooth With thatched roof, please when the wind blow is not allowed to be plastered without a bouquet of leaves.

       This tower is a 3-storey twin house with a balcony in front of the roof. Eaves with grille The statue of the goddess is periodically lined up. The doors, patio doors and arches carved above the flower pattern The door of the central tower carved with bird pattern Consisting of Kanok pattern, moldings Right door tower, gold-plated watered pattern The cover of the inside of the Ramayana painting Master Phra Naga A master painter in the reign of King Rama I, inside there is a cabinet of the Holy Scriptures, written in watered, gilded, exquisite workmanship.

        Wood carvings, in addition to the three-twin houses, also have platforms extending. In front of the stairs At the entrance to the platform there is a carved wooden door in Kanok pattern. There were thousands of naga at the base of the stained glass. Above the door, up to a thick wooden sheet, shaped like a gable Carved like a door, set together beautifully, baroque, gilded, both doors and arches The carvings of the eaves were carved into the carvings of the gods, gilded, decorated with stained glass. As well as window sills and window grilles

          Painting pictures that have been written in this Tripitaka tower Has appeared in almost every part of the tower When entering the tower, it will be a central tower. The right hand is the sitting tower. The left hand is the sleeping tower.

        The central tower, painting in the central tower, writing about Ramayana Is a work written by Phra Ajarn Naga At the battle of Kumphanan, at the top of the entrance door Above the door is the shape of a reed. On the right hand side is Kumkanan. Until the Sreepri conquered because of exhaustion Was taken by Kumphanan to catch the armpit The bottom down is the humbling and Hanuman flying down to help Sukreep. Fought with Kumphanan, fought with a tree Until he was defeated Can help the rewrite The lid of the central tower door is a painting of two giant figures, full of flowers, standing on the feet of the batons. The appearance of a grumpy, terrifying one with the other giant image that was once seen, one of the white skin, is a beautiful one. The dark green body is a cover.

        On the opposite side is the battle of Indrachit and Phra Lak. Indra Chit transformed into Indra, Erawan elephant Equipped with a giant transformed into a god Decorated with the flag of the Lord Faced with the army of Phra Lak Anucha of Rama His Majesty’s imprinting on the royal horse carriage, with the chanting of the wreath, the yak, the guardian, the Hanuman serpent, the Phuvarajasukhreep, and the apostles

       The tower sits with a low balustrade on the floor of the tower that is slightly higher than the central tower. In the middle, the head of the head of the old one Is a way for Painted red at the railing Gilded head This beautiful head shape is very beautiful. The central tower and the sitting tower therefore looked open throughout. See the surrounding windows There is a large preaching cabinet. It is a building that is built with the TRA. There is a large size that cannot be lifted out of the door. Is a cabinet of dharma writing, watering pattern

        The outer window is painted with a water-like shape. Inside is a picture of an angel, written in color Above the window up to the image of Thep Chumnum written in three colors Start from right to left Angel, Jatumarajat, Giant, Garuda Nakhanhathep, Thep Inphrom is the most similar to Thechumpumum at Phra Thaisa Sawang Royal Palace. But here there is one row Floor cover between window openings Write pictures of trees, forests, birds and animals

        The dormitory dormitory bed is a smooth inner cover. Outside, written in gold pattern The door leaf was painted with water marks. The floor of the sleeping tower is higher than the central tower as the sitting tower. The inner door is painted with two large trees. Under the tree, there are monks growing prosperous Is a picture of a large tree with a sharp brush

        The wall on the left hand is written about Triphum, a castle, an angel on the top of Sattapuriphan, surrounded by Phra Sumen. The atmosphere is Himmapan forest, the address of the angels and monsters, according to the landscape according to different layers. Singha Sara, animals such as elephants, horses, cows, Naga, peacock, Kinnakin, Kor, dance, dance The lid on the right is inserted with the story of Phra Wessandorn. With Mrs. Matri and two children Above and above, write a picture of Ritsai, the right author Are flying in the same way to pay homage to King Chulamanee

        The whole wall on the right Dhamma story writing The story of Thao Sakkha, the great royal ruler in the heaven of Dao Daeng The story that is written as the president of this wall is When Juan Manop built a pavilion to eat Mak Manop has four wives, Mrs. Sutharama, Mrs. Suchitra, Mrs. Sunanta and Mrs. Suchada. The first three wives joined together to make merit. But the other wife, Mrs. Suchada, has no affiliation. Thinking that the husband did charity, we received the same result.

        With the merit of the creation Juan Manop was born as Thao Sakkha Thewarat. Or Indra is big in Dowadung The three wives were born into Indra’s wife. As for Mrs. Suchada, she was born in various worlds. According to merit Juan Manop, even though he was a great man in heaven, then did not suffer suffering, worried about Mrs. Suchada, the wife of the mistaken Must be upset, follow down to help her in many countries Because of the power of passion

        Phra Dharma cabinet has a cabinet for the collection of the Tripitaka in the dormitory and the sitting tower is large. Can not leave both doors The leaves that are located in the dormitory are painted with a large angel image standing on the pedestal. With a demon and a sword carrying Write a large full size of the cabinet on all four sides Very beautiful Look, then compare the Buddha image of the dormitory. As for the sitting tower, there is a cabinet of the same size as the dormitory, but the Kanok pattern is full.

 Today, the latter The temple has moved into a new plantation. Within the boundary wall Behind the temple in the east And restoring and repairing damaged paintings

Open for viewing every day from 08.00-17.00 hrs. 
Location: 250 Arun Amarin Road, Siriraj Subdistrict, Bangkok Noi District Bangkok 10400 
map coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/WG8Eihrxdiz12fUaA