The royal emblem of King
Rama VI, who is known by the name
Wachirawut, consists of a
that emits a halo-like
of wachira thunderbolts
and which both are a reference to his name, as well as his power.
The wachira is placed on top of a double
phaan, i.e. a bowl or dish with a
base or foot (fig.),
and flanked by two multi-layered parasols known as
which are a symbol of kingship. Under his successor, King
Rama VII, the double phaan was
adapted into a part of the emblem of the
Thai Constitution (fig.),
as if saying that the king's power was indeed replaced by the Constitution,
when Rama VII became the nation's first constitutional monarch.