Why plaster was pasted on the world's largest golden statue of Buddha

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Everyone knows about Lord Buddha and follows his teachings. Statues of Lord Buddha can be seen in various countries. But many idols are unique in themselves. Today in this episode, we are going to tell you about the secret of the world's largest gold idol known as Golden Buddha. The world's largest Buddha statue is in China's southwestern Sichuan province, which took more than 90 years to build. This statue of Lord Buddha is called 'The Golden Buddha'. The statue is located in the 'Wat Tremit' temple in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The 9.8 feet tall statue weighs around 5500 kg. Although this statue is not for sale, still its value was estimated at around 19 billion rupees according to gold.



This idol was hidden from the world for many years. The story of its discovery is also strange. Till 1954, people did not know that this idol is made-up of complete gold because at that time plaster was mounted on the idol. When a new building was built in the temple to keep the statue and it was being moved in 1955, the statue accidentally fell to the ground, causing its plaster to crumble and its reality to the public. Later a large building was constructed in the Wat Tremit temple to keep this idol and a gold statue of Lord Buddha was installed there.


It is said that this gold statue was plastered to protect it from being stolen. The plastering of the statue is believed to have been completed by the invaders of Burma in 1767 before the destruction of the kingdom of Ayutthaya. Although no one knows when this idol was built, it is built in the Sukhothai Dynasty style of the 13th-14th century, so it is believed that it may have been built in the same period or may have been built later. The head of the statue is egg-shaped, indicating its construction in the Sukhothai period.