May 1, 2014

A grand worship

A business woman in Chiang Mai donated 99,999 jasmine garlands to worship a Buddha image, the 'Instant Buddha', for having recovered her recently lost money of 40 million Bahts within a week after she had vowed to do so in front of the Buddha image had she got her money returned.

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My comment: I suppose the cost of the jasmine garlands must be at least a million Baht, based on the market price of at least 10 Baht per garland. Note that number '9' in Thai is an auspicious number, rhyming with a word which means 'stepping forward'.
This news reflect a Thai cultural beliefs and normal practice in the society by many Buddhists so I think it fits in this blog as well.

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