Somdet Kiaw

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Somdet Phra Buddhacarya
(Kiaw Uppaseno)
Somdet Phra Phuttacharn.jpg
Somdet Kiaw in a procession
Religion Buddhism
School Theravada, Maha Nikaya
Other name(s)
Somdet Kiaw
Uppaseno
Personal
Nationality Thai
Born (1928-03-03)March 3, 1928
Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
Died August 10, 2013(2013-08-10) (aged 85)
Senior posting
Title Phra Medhisudhibongsa (1958)
Phra Rajavisuddhimedhi (1962)
Phra Debgunabhorn (1964)
Phra Dharmagunabhorn (1971)
Phra Brahmagunabhorn (1973)
Somdet Phra Buddhacarya (1989)

Somdet Phra Buddhacarya (Thai: สมเด็จพระพุฒาจารย์[a]; RTGS: Phutthachan), or dharma name Upaseṇo[b] (Thai: เกี่ยว อุปเสโณ; RTGS: Kiao Uppaseno), né Kiaw Chokchai (Thai: เกี่ยว โชคชัย) and commonly known as Somdet Kiaw (Thai: สมเด็จเกี่ยว), was a Thai prelate who was the abbot of Wat Saket and the Acting Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, the effective leader of all Buddhist monks in Thailand.[1] He was appointed Acting Supreme Patriarch in 2005 due to the failing health of the incumbent Supreme Patriarch Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana. He was a monk of the Mahanikaya order, and is of Thai Chinese descent.[2][3] His appointment provoked severe criticism from Luang Ta Maha Bua (of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya order) and Sondhi Limthongkul, who claimed that the appointment created two Supreme Patriarchs and contravened the royal prerogative of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.[4] In 4 March 2005, Maha Bua even petitioned King Bhumibol Adulyadej to remove all of Kiaw's royal titles.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Somdej Kiew dies at 85 | Bangkok Post: breakingnews". Bangkok Post. 1928-03-03. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  2. ^ About MPV
  3. ^ ทำไมต้องไหว้พระเก้าวัด
  4. ^ The Bangkok Post, "Monastic feud could lead to a schism", 5 March 2005
  5. ^ ผู้จัดการรายวัน, ถวายฎีกาถอดสมเด็จเกี่ยว, 4 มีนาคม 2548

Notes[edit]

a His full dignitarial title was "สมเด็จพระพุฒาจารย์ ภาวนากิจวิธานปรีชา ญาโณทยวรางกูร วิบูลวิสุทธิจริยา อรัญญิกมหาปริณายก ตรีปิฎกบัณฑิต มหาคณิสสร บวรสังฆาราม คามวาสี อรัณยวาสี" (RTGS: Somdet Phra Phutthachan, Phawana Kit Withan Pricha, Yanotthaya Warangkun, Wibunla Wisutthi Chariya, Aranyika Maha Parinayok, Tri Pidokka Bandit, Maha Khanitson, Bowon Sangkharam, Khammawasi, Aranyawasi).

b He was formally styled as "Somdet Phra Buddhacarya (Kiaw Upaseṇo)" [สมเด็จพระพุฒาจารย์ (เกี่ยว อุปเสโณ)].