April 12, 2021

Picture of the Week

Devotees lie down inside coffins & pray to trick death and to improve their fortune or get a fresh start in life. A white sheet is pulled over them as a monk performs the ceremony. This ritual is held daily in various temples across Thailand, and draws hundreds of people. In spite of some criticism, a monk who performs this ceremony, believes it was important to ‘ponder death’.

Devotees at Wat Bangna Nai temple, pray in coffins as a white sheet is spread over them & a monk chants prayers (Photo courtesy: REUTERS)

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