For this area, Khun Lek Viriyahbhun wanted to state that world will be in peace because the supporting from religions. No matter which form of religions or sects; they share the universal morality that nurtures peace. That is why the interior of dome ceiling is the harmoniously blending of art and religion.
The dome ceiling symbolizes the roof of the world, depicting an enormous world’s map on the stained glass, crafted by a German artist named Mr. Jacob Schwarzkopf. Inside the building, Petchburi craftsmen used Thais ancient pounded lime technique to craft fascinatingly stucco motif around the hall. Do not miss remarkable, unique decorative art using many hundreds of thousands of pieces of Benjarong; glazed pottery. These are specially cut to small pieces and meticulously selected to form desired gorgeous patterns.
The focal message on this level is expressed through four main tin pillars, which support the weight carried by the four elephant’s legs. The four pillars represent the universal virtue as interpreted and emphasized by four different religions: Theravada Buddhism, Hinduism, Mahayana Buddhism, and Christianity. Each pillar is wrapped with tin plates, skillfully tapped and pushed by hand to make desired relief patterns depicting important moral stories and episodes from each religion.
Theravada Pillar – The stories selected to represent are taken from Todsajataka or the story of the last 10 reincarnations of Lord Buddha.
Hinduism Pillar – The stories selected to Hinduism is the Vishnu Avatars.
Mahayana Buddhism Pillar – The story selected is the story of Avalokitesavara Bodhisattava.
Christianity Pillar – The stories selected to represent are taken from the origin of human as in Christianity bible and the story of Jesus Christ.