The Devastan, or Hindu shrine, on Din So road in Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok.
Phra Maha Raja Guru Bidhi Sri Visudhigun, the chief Brahmin at the Devastan.
A worshipper attends prayers on the first night of Triyumpawai.
The chief Brahmin invites Earth Goddess Kangka, or Ganges Goddess, and the Sun and Moon gods, to earth to welcome Shiva during the Triyumpawai ritual.
These three wood carvings, or kradan, bearing the images of four deities, are the work of artisans from the early Rattanakosin era.
A ritual to bid farewell to Shiva.
Children with traditional hairstyles attend a tonsure ritual, which marks the end of Brahmin New Year. The removal of the hair signifies the rite of passage from childhood to adulthood.
An anxious boy tries to keep calm as his parents shave his hair off.