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 Known as:   Phra Sri Ariyamet Trirameshwar City    
 Description:   Traditionally, ruesi are ascetics who live in secluded places outside of society. They engage themselves in mystical forms of practice (such as the making magic potions and all sorts of healing medicines) which derive from the Indian Hindu type of individual ascetic, also known (in Sanskrit) as ṛṣi or yogi. As such, the ruesis stand in stark contrast with the Buddhist bhikkhus, who live in a monastic community and abide the monastic code of discipline (Pāḷi:vinaya).

In Thailand, the earliest sources mentioning the ruesis date from 14th and 15th century legends and myths in chronics (Thai: dtamnaan); therefore, the historiography of the ruesis can be placed somewhere around the early stages of the Ayutthaya period (1351–1767) in Northern Thailand.

Of the types of Ruesi who make Sak Yant, most will be of the Dabos variety, such as Lersi Pon Mukni (there are many other subcategories of Ruesi within the main variety who wear reddish robes). The Dabos will sometimes also wear a tiger skin over his red robe, because of the tiger skin worn by Lord Shiva, who was and is the original Maha Ruesi (great Ruesi). A Dabos Ruesi will normally have at least one Ruesi mask of the Thai Deity “Ruesi Por Gae Dta Fai” on his altar.
 
 Province   Chayaphum  Direction:      
 District   Thep Sathit    
 City   Huai Yai Chio  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Religion      Related links:      
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 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   15.52996, 101.43063    
                     
                     
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