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  • 1996-02
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  • The article features the tradition of royal funeral in the Rattanakosin period by particularly focusing on the recent funeral of the Queen Mother of King Rama IX in 1996. Based largely on the Brahmin beliefs, a royal funeral consists of several rituals and ceremonies, leading to the cremation. While the whole funeral lasts for two weeks, the highlight of the event is the procession in which the urn-shaped repository is carried from a temple to... more
    The article features the tradition of royal funeral in the Rattanakosin period by particularly focusing on the recent funeral of the Queen Mother of King Rama IX in 1996. Based largely on the Brahmin beliefs, a royal funeral consists of several rituals and ceremonies, leading to the cremation. While the whole funeral lasts for two weeks, the highlight of the event is the procession in which the urn-shaped repository is carried from a temple to Bangkok's Sanam Luang. The tradition is also reflected in Thai literature including Ramayana. less
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