Connect with us

Bangkok

Sacred waters begin their journey to Bangkok for Royal Coronation

Tanutam Thawan

Published

 on 

PHOTOS: Phuket – Kritsada Meuanawong

Thailand’s 76 provinces have taken part in a nationwide ceremony to draw sacred water from 108 water sources to be used during the Coronation of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn on May 4.

The ceremony began in all provinces at the same time of 11.52am. The only exception was Bangkok where the same ritual will be held on April 12 at the Haw Sastrakhom, inside the actual Grand Palace, with Bangkok’s governor Aswin Kwanmuang hosting the event.

The ritual involves sacred water being placed into a Kontho, – a traditional Thai vase – and then being blessed at a temple in each of the provinces’ tomorrow (Monday). This will be followed by another Buddhist ceremony on Tuesday.

Those Kontho are then sent to the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday, April 10. Another nine Kontho, containing sacred water drawn from ancient sacred ponds in Suphan Buri province and from five “sacred” rivers, will also be sent to the ministry. The rivers are the Bang Pakong, Pasak, Chao Phraya, Ratchaburi and Phetchaburi.

All the sacred water, including that from Bangkok, will be moved from the Interior Ministry to Wat Suthatthepwararam in a procession for a blessing ceremony.

In Bangkok’s neigbouring province of Nonthaburi, sacred water was yesterday drawn from the Chao Phraya River in front of the statue of King Rama III.

In the northeastern province of Udon Thani, water was drawn from an ancient sacred pond in Tambon Ban Muang, Ban Doong district, which is about 110 kilometres from the provincial capital.

Photos from yesterday’s ceremony in the province of Phuket.

Sacred waters begin their journey to Bangkok for Royal Coronation | News by Thaiger Sacred waters begin their journey to Bangkok for Royal Coronation | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Thai PBS

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Guides13 mins ago

Local resturants you can’t miss when travelling to Ayutthaya

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 hour ago

Thailand reduces quarantine to 7 days for fully vaccinated arrivals from October

World2 hours ago

Australian official suggests borders may re-open by Christmas

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand2 hours ago

Gilligan’s Island, Farangs, Grammar and Onlyfans | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 26

Guides2 hours ago

Travel hacks for a stress-free holiday in Thailand

Thailand2 hours ago

Consumer complaints hotline targets rip-off shopkeepers

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand2 hours ago

Phuket Car rental business says gang rented cars and then sold them off

Guides2 hours ago

A guide to Doi Inthanon National Park

Bangkok3 hours ago

Curfew shortened, Bangkok spas, gyms, cinemas can re-open from October

Tourism3 hours ago

TAT pushes for Indonesia, Malaysia to be added to approved list for Phuket sandbox

World3 hours ago

Powerful earthquake strikes near the Phillippines main island

Guides4 hours ago

Top business and investment opportunities in Thailand

Thailand4 hours ago

OnlyFans arrest sparks calls for reform of prostitution and pornography laws

Phuket4 hours ago

DSI says land documents were illegally issued for the Phuket “Sri Panwa” resort

Thailand5 hours ago

Thailand Top Stories | Abuse allegations at Temple Rehab centre | Sep 27

Thailand2 weeks ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending