Wat Phra Kaew & Thailand Temples

The most visited temple in Bangkok kingdom of Thailand.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Hermit, Wat Phra Kaew

On entering The Emerald Buddha Temple by the only gate permitted, the Her Gate, on the western side of the temple, the first thing that the visitor notices is a hermit (ruesri) sitting on a rock base with his knee drawn up. In front of him is a mortal for crushing medicines and behind him is the Phra Phothithat Phimarn.

The Hermit, Wat Phra Kaew

The image of The Hermit, Wat Phra Kaew

Called Cheewaka Komarapach, was cast in bronze in the Third Reign, He was a hermit doctor experienced in preparing traditional herbal medicines and the mortar was his symbol

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