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Thailand - The Royal Family News about visits of Thai royals overseas and around the provinces including his Royal Majesty King Rama IX Bhumiphol Adulyadej. Various ceremonies to be attended, court news, and forthcoming events involving the royal family. Please be aware of the very strict LM laws that are applicable in Thailand before posting, and that posts will be moderated.

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Old 21-04-2010, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Royal Ploughing Ceremony

Celebrate the Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Bangkok

The annual event takes place to mark the beginning of the rice growing season, with officials carrying out the ritual to predict the abundance of the following year's crop.

Part of the ceremony involves estimating the level of rainfall expected during the season. This involves the Ploughing Lord selecting one of three pieces of cloth, which are each of varying lengths.

The longest indicates lots of rain, while the shortest signifies the lowest volume of rain.

For anyone visiting Thailand, it is a good opportunity to experience some of the country's cultural heritage.

Sacred oxen are led around Sanam Luang Park by people wearing ceremonial dress, which is an interesting sight for any tourists.

There is no charge to watch the ritual being performed and the park itself is easy to reach as it is located opposite the Royal Palace.

Dating back centuries, the ceremony is carried out at roughly the same time each year, although there is no fixed date associated with it.

In 1966, the event was also designated the annual agriculturalists' day.

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Google marks Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day in Thailand
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May 9th, 2012



London: Google today marks the beginning of the rice-growing season in Thailand, an occasion celebrated by the Royal Ploughing Ceremony and highlighted by Google doodle in Thailand.


The ceremony dates back to the 11th century and is held to bless Thai farmers and ensure a good harvest.

The royal ploughing ceremony, called Lehtun MingalaorMingala Ledaw, was also practiced in pre-colonial Burma until the late 1800s, when the monarchy was abolished.

The traditional date of the Burmese royal ploughing ceremony was the beginning of the Buddhist lent in the Burmese month of Waso (June to July).

In 2009, the ceremony was held on May 11 in Thailand and on May 12 in Cambodia.

The date is usually in May, but varies as it is determined by Hora.

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Ploughing Ceremony

Food abundant but water supply only average, soothsayers predict
May 9, 2012


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The traditional soothsayers predicted an abundance of food production and an average supply of water during the coming rice growing season in Wednesday's royal ploughing ceremony marking beginning of the planting season.

Thai News Agency reported that the ceremony, held at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground, was presided over by HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.

The sacred oxen were presented with seven kinds of food -- rice, corn, green beans, sesame, fresh-cut grass, water, and rice whisky. This year, they chose to eat grass and the Brahmin seers accordingly said there would be an abundance of food and average water.

Meanwhile, the Lord of the Plough was offered three pieces of folded cloth of different lengths and he selected one of widest length. Based on his selection, less water is foreseen. There will be a plentiful yield in low-lying farming areas but some damage may be seen in highland rice paddies.

The royal ploughing ceremony is a Brahmanic rite, in which sacred oxen plough a furrow at the ceremonial ground of Sanam Luang.

Four consecrated ladies carry gold and silver baskets filled with rice seed, which they scatter into the newly ploughed furrow. Walking alongside the plough are Brahmans who chant and blowing conch shells.

After the ceremony, the public is allowed to collect the rice seeds as a symbol of good luck and abundance.

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Ploughing Day
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Above: "A PLOUGHING FESTIVAL IN SIAM" BY HARRY HILLMAN, Published London, 1898.
"…illustrated account of this Siamese ceremony, which took place at the residence of Phya Surisak, the High Priest of Agriculture, when no farming will commence until the year is foretold by astrology and the results of the ceremonial ploughing."


Today is Ploughing Day. This ancient Brahmin rite has been celebrated in many ways in Thailand over the years with Buddhist elements added in the Rama IV era. The modern one-day version of the ceremony (and reintroduction of the ploughing itself) dates from the 1960s.

The actions of the oxen pulling the plough are said to foretell a good or bad growing season. In recent times large crowds gather at Sanam Luang to witness the event and collect the seeds used in the ceremony.

Above and below: More photos from the ploughing ceremony in the late 19th century




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Above and below: Postcards showing the ceremony in the past – The location of the scene below is "Dusit Park"


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