San Lak Mueang (City Pillar shrine) (Nakhon Nayok)

San Lak Mueang (City Pillar shrine) (Nakhon Nayok)

 San Lak Mueang (City Pillar shrine) (Nakhon Nayok)

San Lak Mueang can be found in every province of Thailand. It was constructed because the continuation of ancient traditions and Brahman's customs believed that it has something to do with the Held, the single city pillar ceremony (Held “Lak Muang”) which is made of an Acacia wood (Chaiyaphreuk) before the construction of the city for a major goal to build a city and to be the centre of soul for the Thai citizen. Generally, the top of the pillar is wooden carved lotus, Deva face or ancient Bai Sema (boundary stone). The building style of the shrines varies, especially in provinces with a significant Thai Chinese influence, the city pillar may be housed in a shrine that resembles a Chinese temple. The statue of Chao Pho Lak Mueang or Chao Mae Lak Mueang, the city spirit deity, in the shrine is usually built from wood or laterite. The city pillar shrine can be found in many places such as ancient community, city, in front of the city hall. However, some cities may possess their own city pillar shrine since it once was a province in the past. In addition, many villages also have their own holy shrine which serves as a place for worship ceremony because people believe that the Holy Spirit will protect them. People in some small communities in rural areas also believe that the center of the house is the heart of the house which is represented in various forms of symbol. The center of the house is sacred and serves as a place for the worship ceremony in the village. Some communities also have the city pillar after being established as sub-district or province and it is usually located in the center of the area.

 

 

San Lak Mueang of Nakhon Nayok is located by Nakhon Nayok river at the old city wall. It is a 1 meter long wooden pillar, of which top is wooden carved lotus. In 1990, the government relocated the shrine to Tuek Daeng of Si Nakhon Nayok school, an all-girls school of the province. Later, it was re-constructed in the King Rama 9 commemoration public park by Nakhon Nayok river near Kob Kuea Palace hotel. The new shrine has 4 archways and has been highly revered until present.

 

 

 

Credit By : 

Booking the best and beautiful hotels in  Nakhon Nayok
  Book Hotels now.


Tags : Tour , attractions , San Lak Mueang (City Pillar shrine) , Nakhon Nayok