Theravada Buddhist Temple Bells from Tiger Cave Temple
Wat Tham Seua, Krabi
This bell comes from Tiger Cave Temple in Southern Thailand, at Krabi's famous "Wat Tham Seua" temple. Ajahn Jumnien Seelasettho is the abbot and founder of this amazing temple visited by hundreds of thousands of people a year.
These bells are sold as a way for the temple to fund the building of their 99 meter high chedi in front of the temple grounds.
In 1975 Ajarn Jumnean founded Wat Tum Sua – Tiger Cave Temple in southern Thailand, Krabi province. This is fast becoming the most famous temple in the south due to Ajarn Jumnean traveling the world and spreading the word about Buddhism, and Vipassana meditation techniques.
These temple bells are made on site by the monks and are very rare – they just started offering them to the public. In the past these bells were used to decorate the temple and weren’t for sale. I’ll add some photos of the bells at the top of the mountain by the shrines.
The part that catches the wind is in the shape of a Bodhi tree leaf. The writing is simply asking for first name, last name, Date of birth, Day of Birth and year of birth. In the past these were not for sale and so they used them for people at the temple to fill out the information and make a donation to the temple. They would then place the bells at the temple in various places. The temple is building a very large Chedhi – and that is featured on this bell.
There were only 3 bells left by the time I got to the temple and I immediately bought all three. We have them in stock – so, if you want one just order below. We don’t know if or when they will make more, so if you want one this may be the first/last opportunity. Actually I didn’t think of this before – but, we’d like to keep one for ourselves – so there are only 2 left!
*10% of all sales goes back to Wat Tham Seua in the form of a donation.
7.5 cm diameter
14 cm high
You can see the brass plated Bodhi tree leaf hanging from the bell. This can be filled out with your personal information and we can hang it at the temple for you if you like. Or, we can send it to you as it is.