Saturday 2 June 2007

Follow up on Visakha Bucha day

A follow up on Visakha Bucha day

Here's a follow up on the Visakha Bucha Day story and the latest statue, build at Wat Plai Laem.

This picture shows the heart that I mentioned and posted a picture of in an earlier post . This is a clearer view of said heart. It's filled to the brim with small Buddha amulets.

Note the Buddha on top of the heart has the same appearance as the real one into which the heart will be inserted, as you can see in the picture below.

This is the new Buddha statue, build at Wat Plai Laem (north eastern part of the island) and one can clearly see the spot where the heart will be inserted at a later stage, even the iron ropes, leading up to the insertion spot are visible. The heart will travel along these ropes to be eventually inserted in the chest of the sitting Buddha.
Once the heart is inserted, I'll post a follow up picture of the complete Buddha.


Anonymous said...

Wow - that's an impressive and colourful Buddha for Plai Laem. It'll make a very nice view from my old bungalow!

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Dave,

It makes a nice view indeed, it's almost directly in front of it!

I'm looking forward to the day they insert the heart, it will lookk even better.