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    Monk donates 300,000 baht to rebuild fire-damaged residence

    A monk known for altruism donated 300,000 baht to aid in rebuilding a fire-damaged monk’s residence at Wat Suan Kaew in Nonthaburi. The fire tragically claimed the lives of three boys, with the exact cause still under investigation. Kom Saengbumrung, the former Director of the Engineering Division of Nonthaburi Municipality, was tasked yesterday, May 23, at 6.30pm by Luang Ta Sin…

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    Central Thailand: Fire at Wat Suan Kaew kills three boys

    A fire at Wat Suan Kaew’s monk quarters resulted in the tragic death of three boys who were trapped inside. The incident occurred last night. Initial investigations suggest an electrical short circuit may have caused the blaze. Police officers from Bang Yai Police Station in Nonthaburi, along with the Ruamkatanyu Foundation, responded to reports at 11.45pm yesterday of three boys…

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    Teen dies after brutal assault at Nakhon Phanom temple

    A 16 year old boy fell victim to a brutal assault by a group of eight teenagers after helping out at a temple in Phon Sawan, Nakhon Phanom. The culprits, aged between 16 and 18, were later apprehended by the police. The victim and a friend were returning from their temple duties at Wat Phra That Phon Sawan when they encountered…

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    Ang Thong’s spirit boat lures lottery hopefuls with sacred numbers

    A boat believed to be inhabited by spirits has become the centre of attraction in Ang Thong province, attracting locals with the lure of winning lottery numbers. The boat, located at Wat Mai Khok Marum temple, is linked to the tragic tale of a woman named Praewa and her unborn child, Grung Gring. It is thought to have sailed from…

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    Glowing gold and sleek black eels captivate crowds at Thai temple

    Villagers and tourists alike flocked to a Thai temple in Chon Buri to witness the enchanting sight of two extraordinary eels, one shimmering in dazzling gold, the other sleek in jet black. The eels swam in a basin at Wat Worapot Sangkhavas Temple in Phan Thong District, Chon Buri. The frenzy was sparked by a viral social media post showcasing…

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    Lopburi temple’s lucky charms spark lottery ticket frenzy

    A temple in Lopburi province recently became a hub of excitement and hope for lottery enthusiasts. People from all corners flocked to the Thung Pong Charoen Tham temple, seeking blessings and lucky numbers from the revered Luang Phor Samret, widely regarded as a bringer of fortune. The temple, located in the Wang Pling subdistrict of Koksamrong district, has a reputation…

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    Phetchabun temple’s ritual sparks lottery fever

    Scores of hopefuls gathered yesterday at the Wat Pratu Dao in Phetchabun to participate in a ceremonial blessing and fortune-seeking ritual in anticipation of the lottery draw scheduled for March 16. The event took place in the temple grounds located in the In Mueang district of Phetchabun province, which was once a site for the cremation and burial of executed…

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    Clean karma: Temple’s toilet threat leaves visitors flushed

    A temple in the Isaan province of Si Saket successfully kept its bathroom clean by employing a unique approach, issuing a warning to visitors that there would be severe consequences in the afterlife and karma haunt them if the temple’s monks had to handle their waste. Pictures of spray-painted messages on the bathroom wall within the Ta Dob Temple in…

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    Thai woman seals 10.5 million baht land deal after divine blessing

    After sealing a successful land deal worth over 10 million baht, a former nurse fulfilled her vow at Wat Noen Suk in Rayong province by presenting a grand offering to the deity Thao Wessuwan. The former nurse turned property developer, 31 year old Nawal Jarmjurek, and her colleague 28 year old Sawitree Tungsawanich, were observed meticulously arranging red syrup and…

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    Devotees swarm Mahasarakham temple as abbot donates 2 million baht

    Thousands of devotees flocked to pay homage to the revered teacher Suriyant yesterday as he generously distributed 2 million baht (US$55,447) in donations, also sparking excitement for lottery enthusiasts with lucky numbers for the upcoming draw on Friday, February 16. Mahasarakham’s Wat Phutthavanaram, also known as Wat Wang Nam Yen, was teeming with devotees who came to celebrate the 45th…

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    Temple tails: Abbot’s plea as abandoned pets become a ‘paw-sible’ problem

    A recent plea from Phra Maha Charan Siridhammo, the abbot of Wat Phra That Khao Noi, situated in the southern district of Mueang, Nan province, spotlighted a concerning issue. He has urged people to stop the improper action of abandoning their dogs and cats at temples when they find them difficult to care for. Such actions, he explained, are akin…

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    2 Polish women apologise for sunbathing in Chiang Mai temple

    Chiang Mai Provincial Tourist Police tracked down two Polish women caught sunbathing on Sunday, January 14 at Chiang Man Temple in Chiang Mai province. The two foreigners apologised to locals for their inappropriate act. The Thais who saw the two foreign women sunning themselves on the grass at Chiang Man Temple on Sunday raised concerns via Channel 3, causing the…

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    South Thailand: Intharam Temple gives away over 1,000 gift items for National Children’s Day

    Inthraram Temple in the Mueang Mai Subdistrict of Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram province, is going all out for National Children’s Day, giving away gold rings, laptops, and smartphones. Over 1,000 gift items are up for grabs, including one bag of rice for each person. Phra Metheewatcharaprachathorn, better known as Assistant Professor Dr Luang Phor Daeng Nanthiyo, Advisor to the Abbot…

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    Wat Phra Dhammakaya denies association with Yore sect amid misleading media reports

    Wat Phra Dhammakaya, a revered Thai temple, has officially announced its lack of association with the Yore sect, in response to misleading information presented by certain online media outlets today. The temple emphasised its position as a devout Buddhist institution under the Thai Sangha, adhering to the principles of Dhamma and Vinaya discipline. The temple’s clarification came after a news…

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    Lottery predictions: Thai temple stirs suspense for national draw

    The hallowed Sri Song Tham temple, colloquially known as Ai Khai temple, located at Nong Khla village, Don Hai Sok subdistrict, Nong Han district, Udon Thani province, experienced a quiet lull yesterday despite it being famous for its lottery predictions. Despite the imminent national lottery draw on Friday, the usually bustling temple grounds were unusually silent, with fewer locals and…

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    Wat Suan Kaew’s head monk offers ‘face down’ charms for 10 baht

    The head monk of Wat Suan Kaew, Bang Len subdistrict, Bang Yai District, Nonthaburi, is distributing face down charms to remind Buddhists to use morality, concentration, and wisdom in their battle against greed, anger, and delusion. The charms are available to the public participating in merit-making at the temple or for a donation of 10 baht each to share with…

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    Thai merchant in warrior outfit draws crowds for lottery luck at local temple

    A merchant has donned a warrior outfit in a bid to promote some good luck ahead of tomorrow’s national lottery draw. At Wat Salalee, Bang Phai Subdistrict, Mueang District, Nonthaburi Province, residents yesterday flocked to the local temple to pray for fortune, seek career advice, and crack an egg for lucky numbers. The lottery good luck faithful have returned multiple…

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    Mysterious Naga tracks discovered at Lampang temple during Kathina festival

    An unusual trail of Naga tracks was discovered near a pond at the back of the Wat San Pa Teung Wana Ram temple in Phra Bat, Mueang, Lampang yesterday during the Kathina (a Buddhist festival) celebrations. Villagers and a famous financial company jointly donated Kathina robes at the temple. The unexpected sight of these mysterious marks, believed by locals to…

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    French President Macron supports establishment of Wat Pho Paris

    French President Emmanuel Macron has publicly thrown his support behind the establishment of Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram, colloquially known as Wat Pho Paris, in the French capital. This announcement was made during a reception at the Elysee Palace for Somdet Phra Maha Theerajarn, the abbot of the original Wat Pho in Thailand, who is currently in France for the…

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    Star-seeking serenity: Beloved actor Long Na Boonrit’s spiritual sojourn

    Beloved actor Long Na Boonrit attended a spiritual ceremony to seek blessings and good fortune at the Ruesi Naen Ashram, That Buddhakun Temple today. The temple is located in Pho Taeng, Bang Sai district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province. A steady stream of believers flocked to the temple to pay their respects to various spiritual figures, hoping to attract luck and prosperity…

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    100 year old Buddha statue unearthed from mango tree in Chon Buri

    In a surprise discovery, a Buddha statue believed to be over 100 years old was unearthed from a mango tree at a renowned temple in Chon Buri. This finding came about during the temple’s preparation for the Kathina ceremony scheduled for November 5 when the temple monks were asked by the abbot to cut down the mango tree. In the…

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    Thao Wessuwan draws devotees to temple for lottery luck and land sales success

    The revered Noen Sukh temple in Rayong was abuzz with activity as devotees queued up to pay homage to the Thao Wessuwan statue, believed to bring luck in lottery and successful land sales. A popular retro music band was also hired to perform, adding to the vibrant atmosphere. A couple revealed that they had experienced good fortune after praying at…

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    Mother Kali ceremony: Devotees flock to Kamphaeng Phet hoping for luck

    Hundreds of devotees today gathered at the residence of Mother Kali, a famous spiritual medium in Kamphaeng Phet, to participate in a sacred ceremony. Believers consider Mother Kali, a Hindu deity, as a transformation of the terrifying goddess Uma Devi. Despite her fearsome appearance, Kali is believed to be compassionate and benevolent, helping those who pray with sincerity to achieve…

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    Bangkok vendor pays tribute to revered monk after selling land for 2 million baht

    A Bangkok-based vendor sold her land for over 2 million baht and used the money to pay tribute to a revered monk at a well-known temple in Nakhon Pathom. The event occurred today, at the central temple of Bang Phra in Nakhon Chai Si district, Nakhon Pathom province. The vendor, 55 year old Sunan, was previously burdened by a large…

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    Temple dogs poisoned in heartrending act of animal cruelty in Buriram

    News of a shocking act of animal cruelty jarred the local community after an individual maliciously poisoned several dogs in a temple in Northern Thailand. The incident, which took place today, sparked widespread condemnation and a plea from the monk in charge of Wat Po Thong Sand, located in Lahan Sai district, Buriram province, for the perpetrator not to repeat…

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    Foreigners make a ‘cremazing’ splash with Gene Kelly-inspired dance in Thai temple rain

    A group of enthusiastic foreigners sparked both amusement and criticism among Thai netizens after sharing a video of dancing and singing in the rain Gene Kelly style in front of a crematorium at a temple in Thailand. A foreign woman shared a video of herself and friends on her TikTok account @ks_photogallery on Wednesday, September 6. The video features six…

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    Witness the sun rise through Phanom Rung Temple’s gates this September for good fortune

    The natural phenomenon of the sun rising directly through the 15 gates of Phanom Rung Temple in Buriram will be viewable for the second time this year between September 8 to 10. The event, which is believed to bring good fortune, occurs four times a year. The invitation to witness this spectacle is extended to both Thais and foreigners by…

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    Elderly man caught stealing from Nonthaburi temple sparks online debate

    A dramatic video has emerged, showing an elderly man surreptitiously stealing money from a temple donation tree. The clip, shared by a Facebook user, has sparked a fierce debate among netizens, with some sympathising with the thief, suggesting his actions were driven by necessity. However, others condemned the act as a violation of religious sanctity, regardless of the amount stolen.…

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    Karmic curiosity: Korat’s Non Sa-at Forest Temple unveils captivating Hell Tour

    Located in Korat, the notable Non Sa-at Forest Temple, also known as Karma Base Forest Temple, launched an intriguing Hell Tour. The initiative aims to educate visitors about the concept of karma and encourage them to fear wrongdoings, prompting a shift towards good deeds. Situated in the Chok Chai district of Nakhon Ratchasima, the temple serves as a care centre…

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    Wat Don Thong attracts over a thousand people for luck-enhancing rituals

    The bustling Wat Don Thong in Chon Buri Province saw over a thousand people join a queue to receive a holy water bath and face-touching ritual yesterday from Ajarn Chalermrit Kunesko, also known as Ajarn Ae. This surge in attendees follows a social media trend of sharing a TikTok video of a lucky individual who won the first prize shortly…