History and Development of Wat Florida Dhammaram
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  • Fellowship Hall was built in B.E. 2541 (1998) with an extension built in B.E. 2543 (2000). The building is 1,727 square feet.
    This building is used for the multi purposes of kitchen, dining, Sanghakam (ritual duties of the monks) and casual meeting hall.

 

  • · Siri Maha-Mayadevi Vihara was built in Thai style in B.E. 2543 (2000). The building is 13’x16 ½’x12’. Inside are the images of Siri Maha-Mayadevi having just given birth to Prince Siddhattha. Siri Maha Mayadevi was installed on June 11, B.E. 2543 (2000). This structure was donated by Khun Duanchayia.

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  • The Bell Tower was built in the traditional style found throughout Thailand in 2543-44. The tower is 8’x8’x30’ft. Opening ceremony was on January 1, 2545 (2002). Improvements were later made with carved teak panels and bell.

 

Statues and Shrines:

  • The Yakkha giants were built between B.E. 2542-44 (1999-01). Their 16’ tall construction was designed and built by Khun Prayong Deeying.

 

  • The Mae-Torani (Mother Earth) shrine was built in 2545 (2002). The Statue was imported from Thailand, donated by Khun Thanathorn, Khun Duangporn and Nuchanart Bovornrattanarak. The shrine is situated in front of the school building.

  • The Nagas (Royal Serpents) were built in 2545 (2002). They are situated in front of the Uposotha on both sides of the fountain. The images were imported from Thailand and assembled here at Wat Florida Dhammaram. They are constructed with concrete and rebar. They were donated by Venerable Chaokhun Phra Tepvaraporn and his supporters.

 

  • The statue of Venerable Kaccaana, located directly in front of the Ubosoth, was donated by Khun Apirak Bovornrattarak in 2545.

 

  • The statue of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) was donated by the Venerable Chaokhun Phra Tepvaraporn and his supporters in B.E. 2545 (2002).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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