Stories of Mahasawat community at Salaya
The Mahasawat canal occurred during the reign of King Mongkut(King Rama IV) and saw Phra Pathom Chedi, which contains the Buddha's relics. After he came back to talk with his father or King Rama III at that time. He wants King Rama III to maintain Phra Pathom Chedi, but King Rama III demises before he can maintain Phra Pathom Chedi and King Mongkut needs to inherit after his father. Then, he became King Rama IV and he started the plan to maintain Phra Pathom Chedi. On 13 september 1859, he started to dig the canal which the objective of this canal is the way to travel to Phra Pathom Chedi faster.
Mahasawat canal finished on May 1 1860. Mahasawat is the canal that widest at that time with 14 meters. Chinese communities that dig some canals Villagers from the riverside of Nakhon Chai Si, Bang Toei and Don Wai have come to live together. Chaophraya Thiphakonwong Maha Kosathipbodi has built 1 pavilion on every 100 canal for people resting. There will be 7 pavilions.
These pavilions will be named after each of the things that the pavilions have been doing, such as the pavilion that writes books about medicine, also known as Salaya. Number 7 is the earthen pavilion that we know and number 5 is the "funeral pavilion" and is now changed to "Thammasop Pavilion'' in the end.
1881, after villagers from different places moved in, the temple was born from the mutual faith of the villagers. Which before being built as a temple was the Suwannaram Abbey Therefore, the community used the temple name as a community name the “Suwannaram community” in the era of Phra Kru Wichaiwutkhun. He is the abbot of the temple and He has gathered faith in the community from the people in the community to restore the temple, build a sermon hall and also support to build a school for virtuous daughters and sons. Suwan temple became the pride of villagers in the community.
Later, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX Saw that the Mahasawat community was not well off.4 October 1973, during the reign of King Rama 9, he received an affair with a farmer who did not have a career, so he drafted a land reform law. 1009 rai, divided into 20 rai per family and received an area on the 29th day of 1977.
Following the doctrine of the sufficiency economy
People in this community live according to the sufficiency economy doctrine of the King Rama IX. By being able to present places and resources into tourist attractions, products and services, while still preserving the environment and nature All tourist attractions in the Mahasawat community also originated from the cooperation of the villagers. Whether it is establishing a group of agricultural tourism groups in the Mahasawat canal or treating used water with herbal formulas before returning to rice fields.It can be said that it is worthwhile to use resources and make many benefits.