Monk: LP Pae
Temple: Wat Pikulthong, Singburi
Year Consecrated: BE 2539 (1996)
Size: 7" by 5"
Material: Nawa, comprising of 9 types of metals, and with temple stamp at the base of the statue.
Purpose: Bestow wealth luck, happiness and peace to worshipper and family. Provides protection against dangers and harms.
Comments: Phra Sangkachai (or Sangkajai) was a Buddhist Arahant during the time of Lord Buddha. He was praised for his excellence in explaining the dharma in an easily and correctly understandable manner. One tale relates that he was so handsome that once even a man wanted him for a wife. To avoid a similar situation, Phra Sangkachai decided to transform himself into a fat monk. Another tale says he was so attractive that angels and men often compared him with the Buddha. He considered this inappropriate, so he transformed himself into a fat body.