|WAT THAWAI NET (วัดถวายเนตร)
|Text & photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - July 2009
Updated February 2014
|Wat Tawai Net is a defunct monastery located off the city island in the southern area of
Ayutthaya in Samphao Lom Sub-district.
The name of the temple refers to one of the postures of Buddha, Pang Thawai Net. The
Buddha image is standing with hands held down in front of the body in pensive thought.
The left hand is covered by the right. This attitude represents the period after the Buddha
had reached Enlightenment. He achieved the enlightened state as he sat under a Bhodi
tree for seven days in deep meditation. It is said he then stood for a longer period in deep
meditation. This Buddha posture is associated with Sunday.
The monastery is not mentioned on Phraya Boran Ratchathanin's map drafted in 1926 or
on any other map in our possession.
Wat Thawai Net was situated south of Wat Wihan Khian and east Wat Phra Non. In
situ is a brick mound, without traces of brickwork.
Its historical background and period of construction are unknown.
The site could not yet correctly be identified.
Wat Thawai Net was located in geographical coordinates: 14° 20' 28.27" N, 100° 33'
|(Site view of Wat Thawai Net)
|(Remaining bricks in situ)