“City Pillar Shrine, Ayutthaya, the sacred object of the old city, worshiping and asking for blessings”

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya City Pillar Shrine The construction of the City Pillar Shrine is according to the ancient tradition that was popular to create the City Pillar is a mascot and auspicious vision. For knowing where the city pillars are located That city would be peaceful and happy. The City Pillar must be buried in the downtown area. Or in a location that is Chaiyaphum according to the direction of the city And in the ancient times, the capital city or the royal city City Pillars are inevitably buried as an auspicious vision for every city.

People in the old days would hold a gift. Hold on to the matter of what will be a solid foundation. Notice that whatever you do, have to settle down. In which the city is the same, when setting up a city, you have to do something as a symbol as well too.

As for the story, it is believed that when building a city pillar, a magic burial ceremony must be performed. Burial Ceremony of the City Pillar by capturing 4 people buried alive in the hole so that the spirits of those people stay at the city pillar Guarding the city gate, guarding the castle, guarding the country.Protecting the kingdom from enemies and dispelling disease and sickness from the people of the city which this story is just a story passed down from generation to generation There is no record in the annals.

The first pillar was built when King Rama I (Rama 1) performed a ceremony to raise the city pillar to establish a new city in 1782.Which uses Chaiyaphruek wood to make a city pillar Diameter 75 cm., height_ 27 cm., embedded in the ground 79 inches deep.


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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya City Pillar Shrine

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