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THAI TEMPLES
Monks' bowls
In Thai temples, seven different Buddha statues with a bowl in front of them can often be seen. Each statue represents a day of the week. Thai custom says that one should make a offer in the bowl of his birth day.
Monks' bowls

There is a bowl in front of each statue. Thai people often give a one baht coin in each bowl. But it depends on everyone's wealth.

There a variance where Thai people donate coins in 108 bowls, representing the 108 different auspicious characteristics of a Buddha.
Monks' bowls
Monks' bowls
Thai Buddhist lucky draw
Thai Buddhist people also read the future in paper wrapped around sticks. In a box there are a few sticks. They move the box up and down in order that a stick falls from the box. A number is written on the paper. Then thanks to the number, they can get another paper in a chest. They read the paper to know their future and then make a donation.
Thai Buddhist lucky draw

In some temples, no need to shake a box to get a stick. Some lucky draw machines containing a Buddha statue are available. The machine provides a random number.

When lay people give donations to temple, name and the money amount are written on the item bought witht their money.
Money donation
Money donation



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