Background: The area of Ubosot Upasamptha Sathan Kruba Srivichai (the place of ordination of Kruba Srivichai), Ban Hong Luang Temple and Kruba Srivichai Monument are formerly the monastery land of Ban Hong Luang Temple, a sacred place with a long tradition. It is important to Ban Hong District and those who visited Ban Hong must come to worship Ubosot Upasamptha Sathan Kruba Srivichai, Ban Hong Luang Temple. It was the place of ordination of Kruba Srivichai, the place of his initiation as a novice in 2442 B.E., and he accepted ordination with Kruba Somna, Ban Hong Luang Temple, who was a preceptor. He received the nickname in the ordination that “Siriwichayophikkhu”, had the name of commandment that “Phra Srivichai”, which sometimes found to be written as Sreewichai, Siwichai or Sriwichai.
Monument of Kruba Srivichai is a handsome golden statue containing the bones of Kruba Srivichai. It is shaped like Kruba Srivichai which Phrakhru Silaphon Phimon (Kruba Bunma Sirapirato), Monk Dean of Ban Hong Subdistrict, Ban Hong Luang Temple Abbot in the past (who was a student of Kruba Srivichai at that time) received the statue after Kruba Srivichai died and received the Royal Cremation Ceremony on March 21, 2489 B.E. at Cham Thewi Temple, Mueang District, Lamphun Province and enshrined at the side of the chapel on June 1, 2554 B.E. Currently, Ban Hong Luang temple has moved to a new location. Formerly, this area suffered from flooding, thus it has moved to a new location, but Ubosot Upasamptha Sathan Kruba Srivichai temple and Kru Ba Siwichai monument still remain there at Ban Hong Luang temple to be a place for people who respect to worship when visiting Ban Hong District.
Location: “Ubosot Upasamptha Sathan Kruba Srivichai temple”, Ban Hong Luang temple and Kruba Sriwichai Monument are located at Ban Hong, Moo 2, Ban Hong Subdistrict, Ban Hong District, Lamphun Province. Distance from Ban Hong District Office approximately 2 km by the route 106 Lamphun - Li towards Li District, across Li river bridge, “Ubosot Upasamptha Sathan Kruba Srivichai temple” at Ban Hong Luang Temple and Kruba Sriwichai Monument will be on the left hand side (next to the main road).
Knowledge Tips: on June 11 of each year, there will be a community merit taksina Nupathan ceremony. There is to change cloth on image shaped like Kruba Sriwichai, holding at Ubosot Upasamptha Sathan Kruba Srivichai temple
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