Wat Mahathat, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province Is one of the temples in the Ayutthaya Historical Park Wat Mahathat is an important temple in the Ayutthaya period. Because it is the temple that enshrines the relics of the city center And is the residence of the patriarch This temple was constructed and maintained at all times until it was destroyed and abandoned after the second time.
Wat Mahathat is a royal monastery. Located near Wat Ratchaburana In the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park, built during the reign of King Rama VI, Khun Luang Pha Ngao in 1917, but not completed He died first. And created more until the completion of the reign of King Ramet By graciously To build the president of the Prang And brought the relics under the base of the President of the Mahathat Temple in 1927
The importance of Mahathat Temple In addition to being enshrined the Lord Buddha’s relics It is also considered to be a city center temple and is the venue for various ceremonies of Ayutthaya. With the Patriarch The Khammachai department is located within the temple. The patriarch Department of Diversity Located at Wat Pa Kaew (Wat Yai Chaimongkol) In addition, it is also the place where Phra Sri Sin and Jen Srisararak Along with the group, can ambush at the Prang, Wat Mahathat Before raising troops to the palace via the auspicious gate To arrest King Sri Saowapak
During the reign of King Songtham Prang of the original temple built with laterite The top of the Prang has collapsed almost half the body to the Garuda floor. But for any reason unknown Therefore still not repaired to reconcile in the same reign Later, King Prasat Thong His Highness restored a total of 25 wahs in the year 2176, and during the reign of King Borom Kot on the year 2275 – 2301 until the end of the 2nd Ayutthaya period. Wat Mahathat was destroyed until the ruins were abandoned. Later, the top of the Phra Prang collapsed again in the reign of King Rama V.