Sacred Phra Buddha Nawaraj Bopit statue on public view over New Year

national December 31, 2018 19:00

By Vorawit Pumpuang
The Nation

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Bangkok Governor Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang presided over a ceremony on Monday to bring out the sacred Phra Buddha Nawaraj Bopit statue to be temporarily enshrined at Lan Khon Muang Plaza, for members of the public to worship it during the New Year holiday period.

The plaza will also be the scene for “cross-year” prayers for people to participate in on New Year’s Eve, before a morning alms-offering to 68 monks is held.

The statue, which was created after an instruction by His Majesty the late King Rama IX, is normally kept at City Hall. 

It will be available for public viewing at the temporary shrine in the middle of the plaza until 3pm on New Year’s Day, before being returned to City Hall.

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