Sacred water rite for coronation ceremony tomorrow
Formal activities preceding the Royal Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty the King will commence tomorrow with the drawing of sacred water in every of the 76 provinces throughout the country for use in the ceremony next month.
In Bangkok, the sacred water will be collected from Ho Sastrakhom, a small building inside the Grand Palace, to be placed into a white Kontho, a Thai traditional vase, which will be carried in a procession to the Ministry of Interior, where sacred water collected
from 108 sources nationwide is to be kept until the coronation ceremony scheduled for May 4-6.
In Bangkok yesterday, City Governor Aswin Khwanmuang led a rehearsal procession which started at the Grand Palace, passing through the City Pillar Shrine to Kanlayanamaitri road and on to Asdang Road. The Interior Ministry is where the sacred water from all provinces will be kept ahead of a final blessing at Wat Suthat Theppawararam on April 18th.
The actual drawing of sacred water is scheduled to take place in every province on Saturday from 11.52 am to 12.58 pm. However, in Bangkok, the drawing ceremony will be on April 12th at Ho Sastrakhom.
In addition to the rehearsal, Governor Aswin said that the city administration has been improving, decorating and landscaping the procession route, which is to be completed this this month.
The governor has invited all Thais to observe the procession in person and to welcome His Majesty the King during the Coronation ceremony or to watch this important event on TV.
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