Wat Saman Rattanaram - Home of Ganesha

Wat Saman Rattanaram is the home to the largest Reclining Ganesha of Thailand, measuring at 16 meters in height and 22 meters in length. The bright-pink statue is reclined in its side with a broken tusk in its left hand and a lotus in its right.

Along the base of the Reclining Ganesha are 32 smaller statues in different iconographic forms for people to worship. In front of the Ganesh sits 2 rodent sculptures called Musika, the Hindu god’s mount. You will find many tourists all lined up to whisper into their ears. It is believed that such gesture will make your wishes come true because the rat will run to tell your wishes and desires to the Ganesha who will grant you your wish. And do not forget to reward the rodent by putting money into the donation box placed next to the sculpture. Another secret to making your wishes come true is to cover the rat’s opposite ear so that your wishes do not escape on the other side. Also on the base of Statue is room displaying all the sacred objects, which is open to the public as well as those who wish to worship the Ganesha.

Furthermore, Wat Saman Rattanaram is situated in an area of good fortune. Wat Saman Rattanaram has not always been well known and people had not always been familiar with its importance. A medium had once said that although not many people know of it, there is something sacred about the temple. Later, a young monk was ordained there. He vowed to make known the temple of his hometown and spread the teachings of the Buddha. After ten years, all his effort and wisdom became a success. Not only known to Thais in the country, the temple’s reputation has traveled across the world. With so many coming to worship and pay respect, the name of the temple continues to spread. Aside from the Reclining Ganesha, there is also a replica of the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, the black Buddha statue, the Buddha image of the provinces, the largest Buddha statue in Chachoengsao, the wish-granting Buddha that gives good fortune and health, Great crocodile the protector, the 108-handed Ganesha, the biggest Rahu image in the country, and many other things and images of worship which may bring good fortune and riches. Furthermore, there is a boat service which takes you down the Bang Pakong river to enjoy the scenery.