Sattahip Buddhists paid aspects to a revered monk who was the very first head monk of Sattahip Temple and to wish health and fortune in the brand-new year.
Countless followers gathered to the temple Jan. 1 and 2 to honor Phrakhru Worawet Muni, much better referred to as Luang Pho Ei, a professional in meditation and a monk who brought convenience to the citizens of the Sattahip location throughout his life time.
The temple was integrated in the reign of King Rama V in 1899. Phrakhru Worawet Muni was its very first abbot. Besides his meditative abilities, the devout thought he might bewitch amulets and talismans, which are still important on the resale market today.
Legend has it that, when Sattahip Naval Base was bombed by Allied Forces throughout The Second World War, the revered monk stood in the middle of the temple premises waving a monk’s saffron fabric snapping away the bombs to fall under the ocean, therefore safeguarding the town and its individuals from damage.