Nine sacred images come to the Market Bangkok

Luang Pho To of Wat Phanancheng.

Nine sacred Buddha images from nine provinces are temporarily enshrined at the Market Bangkok, Ratchaprasong, for people to pay homage to during "The Market Songkran Chalong Nakhon 2021" fair until April 18.

Held in collaboration with the Department of Religious Affairs and many agencies to reflect the beautiful cultural heritage of Thailand, the event is an opportunity for all Buddhists to pray for prosperity and to pour water onto the replicas of nine sacred Buddha images on loan from nine famous temples on the same premises.

They include Buddha Mahamani Rattanatimakorn of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Phra Phutthasothon or Luang Pho Sothon of Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan in Chachoengsao, Luang Pho Wat Rai Khing from Nakhon Pathom, Luang Pho Wat Ban Laem from Samut Songkhram, and Luang Pho To of Wat Bang Phli in Samut Prakan.

The others are Luang Pho Tan Jai of Wat Phra That Doi Kham in Chiang Mai, Luang Pho Ngoen Lai Ma Tema of Wat Tha Sung in Uthai Thani, Phra Phutthachinnarat of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok, and Luang Pho To of Wat Phanancheng in Ayutthaya.

Visitors are also invited to make merit on the silver bell and golden bell, as well as enjoy shopping, dining, and chilling with many activities. They will receive a complimentary set of powder Buddha amulets and holy water upon scanning the QR code at the fair. Limited sets are available each day.

The Market Bangkok is on Ratchadamri Road. Visit facebook.com/themarketbangkok.

Luang Pho Ngoen Lai Ma Tema of Wat Tha Sung. The Market Bangkok

Phra Phutthachinnarat of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. The Market Bangkok

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