KUPASONLINE.COM —Each kingdom around the world has unique traditions that go back hundreds of years. This tradition has begun to be abandoned in modern times, but not a few are still carrying out various kinds of this hereditary tradition. One of them is the Kingdom of Thailand.
In Thailand, there are several traditions that are quite unique. Starting from collecting holy water to bathe the king before the coronation, to the palace staff sitting on the floor because they cannot be in a higher position than the king.
In full, here are the unique traditions of the Kingdom of Thailand that the WOMAN successful coil summarized from various sources.
1. Holy water taken from 100 springs, used by the king for bathing
Before the official coronation of the King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, palace officials collected water from 100 springs all over Thailand. The water must be taken between 11.52am and 12.38pm as it is considered an auspicious time in Thai astrology.
The water is then blessed in Buddhist ceremonies at major temples before being combined in a combined ceremony at Wat Suthat, one of Bangkok’s oldest temples. The consecrated water is used in two rituals at the Grand Palace.
The first is used to ‘purify’ the king by gently pouring it on the king’s body before being officially crowned. The second, the holy water is used to give blessings to King Vajiralongkor who is wearing a regal robe and sits on the throne. There were eight people who poured the holy water into the hands of the king, including his younger sister, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and several court scholars.