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    Rain falls after Chachoengsao villagers build enormous phallus

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    An enormous phallus which was built on a small dead-end road as a part of an ancient local rain-making ceremony in Chachoengsao brought rain two days after, according to the village headman.

    Local villagers in the Yothaka sub-district of the Chachoengsao province on Wednesday, June 9th, built an enormous phallus on the road as a part of a local rain-making ceremony. We covered it here which had substantial interest from readers.

    Local villagers in Chachoengsao build enormous phallus for rain-making ceremony - The Pattaya News


    The local village headman, Chamnan Kenthongdaeng, 52, told associated Thai media yesterday (June 11th) it rained at about 3:00 P.M. and lasted for about half an hour two days after the religious ritual to ask for rain.


    A video of the rainfall had been recorded by another village headman in a nearby village, Mr. Koson Samang, 39, who confirmed that, according to him, it was raining in the village where the enormous phallus was built as a result of the rain-making ritual.

    However, villagers from Yothaka told the associated Thai press it was still not enough water for their rice fields. They are hoping for more rain in the next few days, said Mr. Chamnan. Chamnan stated prayers will continue to the phallus, which represents fertility and new growth, and has been a tradition of the village for decades stretching back to his grandparents.


    Mr. Chamnan also stated that people scorning the practice online had no faith and were being disrespectful to beliefs of the villagers that dated back almost a hundred years.

    Believe it or not rain falls after Chachoengsao villagers build enormous phallus in religious rain-making ceremony - The Pattaya News
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    To join all the other pricks on the road.

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    ...phallus worship has been known to produce results in a number of locations...

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    was the rain white and sticky ?

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    Cool idea. Headman spends undisclosed sum on building a giant phallus in the, erm, rainy season and is is proven to have mystical insight because it, erm, rains.

    Commission pocketed, rain fallen, all happy. Now, about those decorative street lamps ....

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    Enormous phallus built by Chachoengsao villagers on local road for religious ceremony breaking under sun and rain

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    An enormous phallus which was built on a road as a part of an ancient local rain-making ceremony in Chachoengsao is breaking under the heat of the sun and rain.

    Local villagers in the Yothaka sub-district of the Chachoengsao province on June 9th built an enormous phallus on a dead-end rarely used road as a part of a local rain-making ceremony. We covered it here which had substantial interest from readers.


    Local villagers in Chachoengsao build enormous phallus for rain-making ceremony - The Pattaya News


    Then, the structure, which was built as a part of an ancient local rain-making ceremony in Chachoengsao going back decades brought rain two days after, according to the village headman. This followed villagers praying at the landmark.

    A local resident, Mr. Somphong Poethong, 49, told associated Thai press, “Although the statue and ceremony has helped to bring rain to the area there was still not enough water for our rice fields compared to recent previous years.”


    “Due to continued rain and environmental damage the enormous phallus has started to break and fracture. It will be soon destroyed by the sun and rain but not before completing the ceremonial purpose of bringing more rain.”


    The unique religious practice has been in place for generations and locals truly believe it helps symbol fertility and brings rainfall to the farming communities nearby that rely on rain for their livelihoods.


    The ceremony has driven intense discussion and even some ridicule online. However, the villagers have dismissed this criticism, pointing to the fact that the ceremony has taken place for around a hundred years and has blessed those in the local community with rainfall for decades.


    Enormous phallus built by Chachoengsao villagers on local road for religious ceremony breaking under sun and rain - The Pattaya News
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    Now I know why we are having so much rain here.


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