Navy chief conducts ceremony at Thungprong Temple

Patcharapol Panrak
Admiral Nopporn Ajavakom, commander-in-chief of Royal Thai Fleet at Sattahip, on February 20 conducted a ceremony for the sacred marker stones at Thungprong Temple in Plutaluang sub-district, Sattahip.
Chairman of the Plutaluang Sub-district Administrative Organization Thaweep Taengkaew, and Piroj Marakul na Ayuthaya, chairman of the Sattahip Sub-District Administrative Organization, were amongst those attending the ceremony.
Previously, Thungprong Temple was located on the shore beside the bay where the Navy Reconnaissance Fleet is presently moored, but it was moved to a new location in Plutaluang sub-district because the Navy needed the land for maneuvers.
The Navy has therefore always supported the temple, which is a remote one and which was reconstructed with funds raised by followers. Each year the Navy brings robes and offerings for the monks, and this ceremony was for applying gold leaf to the marker, which consists of round stones buried in the ground to mark the sacred limits of the temple.

Pattaya Mail