On Monday 11 August 2008 at 09.00am Abbot Kan (Prakru Prakru Wisarn Smatiwat) of Racha Yatana Banpot (Ton Kate Temple). To celebrate his 88th birthday he has donated money to good courses.
Like every year his followers and villagers have arranged few days ago a merit fair for the Abbot. Some of the money donated by them Abot Kan donated 33 Education Funds for Hua Hin School, Hua Hin Withaya School and Rak Withaya School. In total he has donated 40,000 baht to Education Fund, 10,000 baht to Red Cross and 400,000 baht to Hua Hin Hospital.
Abbot Kan or Prakru Wisarn Smatiwat is native to Ayuthaya Province. Some time ago Grand Abbot Cha Luay came to Hua Hin to find a suitable land for the construction of a temple. One Hua Hin resident has donated 3 rai of his land to Abbot Cha Luay and during next 4 year temple has been build. After temple has been finished Grand Abbot Cha Luay has moved to the jungle to find a land around Walai village, which would be a quite place, ideal for a meditation. However Abbot Kan stayed at Ton Kate Temple until now.
HM the King and Queen have visited Ton Kate Temple. Very often the royal prince and princess visited the temple too. HM the King presented the King's “Charkri” symbol to the temple and it has been placed on the Chapel near the roof. This is the only temple which has received this symbol.
Reported by Khun Tuck Dechapanya
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