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The Emerald Buddha, The Grand Palace,Bangkok 2/2011

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F. Zaman on May 1, 2011

The Wat Phra Kaew:in English: Temple of the Emerald Buddha; full official name Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (wat) in Thailand. The legendary history of this Buddha image is traced to India, five centuries after the Lord Buddha attained Nirvana, till it was finally enshrined in Bangkok at the Wat Phra Kaew temple in 1782 during Rama I's reign (1782–1809). Except for the Thai King, no other person is allowed to touch the statue. The King changes the cloak around the statue three times a year, corresponding to the summer, winter, and rainy seasons. While legend traces this statue to India, its rich historical records dates its finding in Cambodia in the 15th century, moved to Laos in the 16th century and then to Vientiane where it remained for 215 years, and finally to Thailand in the 18th century. Considering the long history and Nagasena's (a Brahmin who became a Buddhist sage and lived about 150 BC) prophesy that the Emerald Buddha would bring "prosperity and pre-eminence to each country in which it resides", the Emerald Buddha deified in the Wat Phra Kaew is deeply revered and venerated in Thailand as the protector of the country.

* Sayo * on May 2, 2011



F. Zaman on May 3, 2011

Sayo Salar Verdu,thank you**

S@ndro Cressi © on December 5, 2011

Great shot , wonderful image !!



F. Zaman on December 6, 2011

S@ndro Cressi ,thanks

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Photo taken in Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 1, 2011
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2011/02/18 11:36:42
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash