Monday, December 22, 2014
A visit to Wat Luangpu (Supha Temple)
It is even more unsual for women to be allowed inside. From yesterday (21st Dec) until 27th Dec there is a very special ceremony taking place over 7 days. Because of this women are allowed inside the Inner Sanctum and for most this will be the first time they have ever seen inside this very special building.
The larger of the two buildings is The Ubosoth, the Ordination Hall, which is currently open to the public for 7 days.
The elaborate decoration on the building is full of characters from Thai/Hindu mytholgy intermingled with Buddhist stories. Thai Temples reveal an eloborate story on many levels if you know how to read them. Fascinating stuff.
These purpose of these black balls, known as Sema Stones, is to mark out the boundaries of the consecrated property of the Sangha (the Buddhist Monastic order) and to identify the building as the Ubosoth.
A very special day for all of us today to see inside this revered building.