This is a HTF oyster-fossil
carving LP Thuad of Wat ChediHopi, Pathumthani, B.E. 2542. Holy LP Thuads of this
batch were initiated by LP ThongKlueng with natural holy objects
plus with a great blessing ceremony on April 9, that year.
A huge pile
oyster fossils were found in an area of the temple of about 8 meter
the ground. The main place where the fossils were found now
became a pond.
Wat ChediHoi situates in Pathumthani province which was close to
Once around 8-10 million years ago, the province and Bangkok were a part of
the sea. The
was established and constructed in 2530s under the direction of LP ThongKueng
- the present Abbot.
LP ThongKlueng was a disciple of famous LP Seng Wat Bangna,
Pathumthani and LP Uttama Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Kanchanaburi.
traveled into a deep jungle in Kanchanaburi province. One day he saw
a holy place in his meditation and an amazing voice told him to
establish a temple right there. By his meditation, the place was
once a city named "RattanawadeeNagara" in the ancient time and he
was then the governor.
In late 2520s-early 2530s, he was roving to find such the holy
place as seen in his meditation. Then an area in Ladlumkaew district,
Pathumthani province was found - everything here looked the same as
what he had seen in meditation.
consulted his father that he wanted to establish and construct a
temple right there but he had no money. His philanthropic father
gave him a hugh sum of money to buy a vast land of 113
Rai (around 45 acre).
While digging deep to the ground in a temple's area - now a big pond,
a hugh pile of oyster fossils were found. Samples of
fosssils were sent to Department of Mineral Resources for age
estimation - they were reported the age of 8-10 million years.
An ultra-Dhamma monk explained that oyster-fossils are holy objects, they gather to die at
one specifical place like a big cemetery. They wanted to
reborn after staying there many million years. They devoted their
body to do merit as LP ThongKlueng brought their fossil body to
have Chedis constructed - the world's only place for Chedi of this
And the fossils were also brought to carve LP Thuad amulets as seen on the
Many kinds of fossils in Thai belief are holy objects
called "Gayasit" - they were haunted by holy and highly living
In a paying respect to teacher day, LP ThongKlueng performed
a religious ceremony - citing respective words to the oyster fossils. He called them PooHoi MaeYah Hoi - the great grand
father and mother oysters.