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PROVINCIAL ESCUTCHEON

  

 

 

 

 

Saraburi

The escutcheon of Saraburi shows a mondop of Wat Phra Phutthabaat (fig.), built by order of king Phra Phutta Leut La to house the Phraphutthabaht (a footprint of the Buddha) from the amphur ‘Phraphuttabaht’. According to legend this footprint was found by a hunter during the rule of king Song Tham. The hunter was chasing a wounded deer which after drinking from a puddle was suddenly cured. On closer examination the puddle seemed to be a pit filled with rainwater. When the hunter drank from it he was miraculously cured from a skin disease. The pit with rainwater eventually turned out to be a footprint of the Buddha.

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