Thai New Year Festival (Songkran)

Songkran in Wat Pah Pong and Wat Pah Nanachat 2562 (2019)

The tradition of pouring water over the hands of senior monks and elder people on Songkran day (Thai new year) is a beautiful gesture of respect maintained in the northeastern culture. On April 12, 2019 the Sangha of Wat Pah Nanachat went over to pay hommage to Luang Por Liem at Wat Nong Pah Pong, who received a stream of water over his hands coming down from two wooden naga-sculptures that cannel the water the disciples offer.

The tradition of pouring water over the hands of senior monks and elder people on Songkran day (Thai new year) is a beautiful gesture of respect maintained in the northeastern culture. On April 12, 2019 the Sangha of Wat Pah Nanachat went over to pay hommage to Luang Por Liem at Wat Nong Pah Pong, who received a stream of water over his hands coming down from two wooden naga-sculptures that cannel the water the disciples offer.

In Wat Pah Nanachat the laypeople provide a full shower to the monks, novices and pakaos. With great joy they pour water from outside into the shielded-off bathing area, where the male disciples soap and rinse the Sangha.

In Wat Pah Nanachat the laypeople provide a full shower to the monks, novices and pakaos. With great joy they pour water from outside into the shielded-off bathing area, where the male disciples soap and rinse the Sangha.

In the main Sala the monks and novices give a new years blessing.

In the main Sala the monks and novices give a new years blessing.

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