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In a Thai Buddhist monastery there are some
areas to make donations.
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 an offer in the bowl of his birth day.
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 is a variance where Thai people
donate coins in 108 bowls, representing the 108 different
auspicious characteristics of Buddha.
Thai Buddhist people also read the future on papers 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.
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 with their money.