Monday, 15 July 2024

Thao Wesuwan Wat Chulamani in Samut Songkhram Province

“Thao Wesuwan” (also spelled Thao Wesuwan or Thao Wetsuwan) in the Brahmin language. He is known as “Thao Kuwen” in Buddhism and “Thao Phaisop” as the lord of Asuras, a type of demon. He had a great influence and was highly respected as the leader of the Four Heavenly Kings.

In ancient beliefs, it is believed that worshiping Thao Wesuwan would bring blessings and merit. When people talk about “Thao Wesuwan,” many would think of the Wat Chulamani temple as the first temple where the legend of Thao Wesuwan was created. This is because the current abbot of the temple had a dream of Thao Wesuwan, who then took him on a journey to visit the world of ghosts. In that dream, the abbot vowed to build a statue of Thao Wesuwan in the temple as a way of showing respect and gratitude. Thao Wesuwan agreed, but only if the abbot would commission a particular sculptor from Phetchaburi province to make the statue. This legend is what made “Thao Wesuwan” of Wat Chulamani highly respected and revered by many people who come to pay their respects to him, amidst the smell of incense and the chanting of prayers.

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Wat Chulamani in Samut Songkhram Province

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Thao Wesuwan Wat Chulamani in Samut Songkhram Province

If you have problems with finances, work, or luck, you can go to see Thao Wesuwan at home and pray for help. If you have a handkerchief or a floating figure, take a bath, dress neatly, make merit and recite the 5 holy prayers, Pha Hung, Shinabanchorn, and Jutup 9 flowers, such as Dao Ruang or a single rose. Then recite the prayer to Thao Wesuwan 3 times and finish with the 9-fold Wesuwan prayer.

Wat Chulamani in Samut Songkhram is open and closed.

Address: 93 Moo 9, Bang Chang Sub-district, Amphoe Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province
Open hours: 08.00-17.00.

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