Wat Mahawan Woramahawihan

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Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
The Shrine of Phra Sila Dam
Feb 2018 • Couples
This small city wat is said to date back to the Haripunchai in the 7th century, though most of what you see today is obviously of recent construction. The grounds contain a sal tree, a nice wooden manuscript library and a chedi, which may contain the vestiges of an older Mon chedi.

However, the main drawcard here is an 11th century black stone statue from the Haripunchai kingdom. It goes by various names but it is perhaps best known as Phra Sila Dam, the Black Stone Buddha. It is now enshrined in the vihaan in front of a huge seated Buddha. The statue is now completely covered in gold leaf, so do not expect to see a black stone statue. It is worth coming here to see this antiquity.
Written February 25, 2018
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