The arms of the standing image extend straight downward on each side with the palms facing the thighs. Among Buddhists, this pose signifies a call for rain to nourish the rice field.
One of the highlights during a visit to Chachoengsao is the World Sand Sculpture exhibition. It is only 800 meters away from Wat Sothon Wararam Woraviharn. The exhibit, which has been open for more than six years now, contains 30 sculptures made from sand. The original exhibition commemorated HM King Bhumibol’s 80th Birthday Anniversary.
Over 70 professional sculptures from around the world came together to produce the exhibit. It took them over one year to finish the project. The craftsmen came from the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, the United States, Czechoslovakia and Thailand. As the sand sculptures only last 3-4 years, new people have to come in to do repairs or to completely re-do the sculptures.
In Chiang Mai province, he worked to construct and decorate Buddha statues and 12 important pagodas representing the Zodiac. The pagodas are replicas of sacred pagodas around Thailand and in foreign countries such as the Bodhi Gaya Mahabhodhi in India or the Chawedagong in Myanmar. Although the work is difficult and laborious, he is proud of them and happy with the stucco creations since he works for his faith in Buddhism. He is also confident in his skills and experience that he can replicate some features of the revered Bodhi Gaya pagoda, which is one of the most significant places of Buddhism and its cultural heritage. Its age is about 800–1,000 years old, and it was constructed when the Buddhism were still in India. The replication in Thailand has a box shape and the height is around 51 meters. The size of base is about 121 meters. Soon the work will be finished so that Buddhists and anyone else can visit and see the beauty of art work and the symbol of the past in the present. https://writepaper4me.com