Wat Rajaburana was established by King Sam Phraya as a commemoration for his brothers
who died in the fight between each other. Two stupas, a Prang and other building were built.
A hold was found with many valuable items in the Prang. The temple was destroyed by fire in 1967,
however, the remains of the structure are still in condition.|
View of Wat Maha That and Wat Rajaburana, Ayutthaya
In 1424 A.D. King Intharachthirat passed away. His two sons, Chao Aye Phraya who reigned over Suphanburi, and Chao Yi
Phraya who reigned over Sanburi, met in battle as each desired the throne. This took place at the approach to the Pa-Than bridge and ended with the death of both sons.
A third son, Chao Sam Phraya came down from Phitsanulok and acceded to the throne whereupon he declared his intention to organize a funeral for his father and his
two brothers. Afterwards he ordered the building of a wat, namely Wat Ratchaburana, at the site of the cremation and at the place where his brothers fought and died he
had two chedis created in which to keep their ashes.
In September of 1957 A.D. looter dug into a two-level crypt inside the main prang (Khmer-type tpwer) and stole a great quantity of valuable material. Police arrested some of these looters.
The Fine Arts Department proceeded to excavate the site and found Buddha images and many artifacts made of gold. Among these were a large number of votive tablets made og gold and lead.
In1958 A.D. the Fine Arts Department built a stairway so that one could go down into the crypt and look at the mural paintings which were also found there. Since the Buddha images and votive
tablets discovered in the crypt were very numerous, the ministers of the government approved giving some of them to people who had contributed to the building of the
Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, much of the collection in which was found at Wat Rajaburana.
Please don't brought our head-buddha-images to your country, its so we can saw here