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Korat-Sanjao Sa Wang Metta Thammasatan Lak Seng Saeng Tung

The Sa-Wang-Metta-Thammasatan-Lak-Seng-Saeng-Tung Foundation SANJAO I Have found Sanjaos around Korat before and many are historical, but on my many rides around exploring Korat I found this brand new and not quite not yet finished Sanjao in another district of Korat . It looks like it will have a grand opening in about a months time and I am hoping to attend that and photograph and witness the amazing spectacle I think it will be. Meanwhile a little more about Sanjaos follows. They may belong to the community, perhaps donated by wealthy benefactors, or to private foundations of a pious and charitable character. Even when private property, they are normally open to the public on daytime. Their name is normally preceeded by the title Sanjao ( ศาลเจ้า ), meaning shrine or spirit house. It is the same name given to miniature spirit houses Thai people love to keep in their gardens or homes. They consist of at least one small building hosting the main shrine. Often they include also one external shrine in the form of a concrete table, and an external incinerator in the shape of a small tower. More rarely, one or more additional buildings with accessory shrines and votive objects, including holy rolls, and a votive pole. When located inside internal courts, they are marked by one or more decorated portals on the main street. All those additional parts are normally decorated following the same pattern for each temple.

Posted by TheJohnsons 23:04 Archived in Thailand

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