Faithful bid Luang Phor Koon final farewell

  • 30 Jan 2019 at 10:08
  • Newspaper section: Photo

The country bid farewell to Luang Phor Koon Parisutho, the much revered monk at his cremation during a royally sponsored ceremony in Buddhamonthon in Khon Kaen’s Muang district Tuesday night. — Patipat Janthong

The coffin containing the revered monk's body is carried by soldiers to the crematorium atop the mythical bird 'nok hassadeelink' at the Buddhamonthon funeral grounds in Khon Kaen. photos by patipat janthong

Mourners lay out clothes so the vehicle carrying Luang Phor Koon Parisutho's body can run over them. They believe the clothes will be blessed and bring good luck when they wear them. photos by patipat janthong

Locals in traditional attire parade offerings on a tray at the foot of the crematorium for Luang Phor Koon Parisutho before the master of ceremonies drives a spear into the statue of 'nok hassadeelink,' a mythical bird that carries the coffin in the symbolic final send off for the revered monk. photos by patipat janthong

Mourners perform a wai en mass around the crematorium at the Buddhamonthon funeral grounds. photos by patipat janthong

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