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Temple consecration

An inauguration ceremony called "FANG LUUK NIMIT" (ฝังลูกนิมิต) is done to consecrate a temple. Some sacred marker spheres "LUUK NIMIT" (ลูกนิมิต) need to be buried in the temple compound.

Many volunteers are participating during the temple consecration fair. Those volunteers prepare the flowers to honour Buddha teachings.
Volunteers
Volunteers

Donations such as monk robes, flowers are reused for the next visitors.

Fairy lighting
During the inauguration ceremony, a feast happens in the temple and lasts one week.
Fairy lighting
Police is here to assure security. Parking is often free for cars but motorbikes needs to go to specific parkings including watchman to be paid 20 Baht.
Fairy lighting
Fairy lighting

Motorbikes can be stolen easily so it is safer to keep them in specific parkings including watchman.

Fairy lighting
The wonderful lighting for Wat Don Kanak annual fair has cost 700 000 Baht.
Fairy lighting
Fairy lighting is made of bulbs on the main chapel and many neon lights with various shapes.
Fairy lighting
Fairy lighting
Main chapel
The Buddha statue in Wat Don Kanak's main chapel is connected with many white threads.
Main chapel
Such white sacred threads (สายสิญจน์) are supposed to propagate the monks' blessings to the community.
Main chapel
Main chapel
Main chapel
Famous monks pictures are displayed as a reference to sacred Buddhism.
Main chapel
Such fairy lightings made with colorful neons are typical to temple fairs from Thailand's Central Plains region.
Fairy lighting
Fairy lighting
Mobile stalls
Stalls have to hire the piece of land where they establish their business during the festival.
Mobile stalls
Such fairy lightings made with colorful neons are typical to temple fairs or to Buddhist ceremonies (ordination and so on...) from Thailand's Central Plains region.
Fairy lighting
Fairy lighting
Fairy lighting
Various altars can be seen around the main chapel where joss sticks and candles are lit.
Fairy lighting
Up to 1.3 million baht are given a day as donation. Police is here to monitor the money donations. The objective is to avoid embezzlement and robbers.
donation billboard
donation billboard
Main chapel
At night time, the numerous lightings on the building give a fairy and unreal ambiance.
Main chapel
Thai people flock during the whole evening and night to make donations to the Buddhist temple.
Main chapel
Main chapel
Main chapel
Visitors to the main chapel shall remove their shoes and walk barefoot inside.
Main chapel
The main chapel ("UBOSOT" - อุโบสถ) is the finest building where monks are assembled for religious rites such as morning and evening prayers, ordination.
Main chapel
Main chapel
Main chapel
On both sides of the main chapel's gate, some monks are sitting. The are holding a pot (โพธ์เงิน) where visitors can deposit money donations.
Main chapel
Following their donation, visitors can receive small gift such as booklet, Buddha amulet and so on...
Main chapel
Main chapel


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