Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tok (or Tuk) Raja of Wat Uttamaram, Kg. Teresek, Pasir Mas in Kelantan
" ...The late Tok Raja is one of the famous Thai Chief Abbots of Kelantan state of Malaysia, followed by another famous Tham Chau Khoon known as Ah Kong. Every year during the Kathina celebration, their temple, Wat Uttamaram, Kg. Teresek, Pasir Mas in Kelantan are swarmed with devotees from all over Malaysia, Singapore and the Southern part of Thailand. The current Chief Abbot of this temple is Phrakhru Udomdhamma Patibhano. Wat Uttamaram is one of the oldest and prettiest Thai temples in Kelantan. It is colorful, has fanciful flame-like upturned roof ridges, and an orange and green multi-tiered roof. Large dragons entwine the verandah columns. The temple is definitely a magnificent piece of building that is worth a visit besides viewing or renting of amulets or images.