Wat Sema Mueang inscription at Wat Sema Mueang buddhist temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

Wat Sema Mueang inscription at Wat Sema Mueang buddhist temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Stock Photo
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3811 x 5717 px | 32.3 x 48.4 cm | 12.7 x 19.1 inches | 300dpi

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10 October 2013

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Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand

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On the front, the first lines of the inscription sing the praises of the greatness of the king of the Srivijaya kingdom. The following part mentions his royal command to a senior monk named Jayanta to construct three stone sanctuaries to offer as the abodes of the Lord Buddha, Bodhisatva Padmapani and Bodhisatva Vajrapaṇi. When the senior monk passed away, a monk named Adhimukti, who was his disciple, built the last two sanctuaries nearby. On the reverse, the inscription says that the previously mentioned king of Srivijaya kingdom was king “Sri Maha Raja” of Śailendra of Java. He surpassed all kings and was revered as a second Lord Visṇu.

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