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Thai Buddhists mark end of Buddhist Lent with merit-making

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Architecture of Wat Saket in Bangkok

Architecture of Wat Saket, the Temple of the Golden Mount in Bangkok. Photo: Adam Jones.


BANGKOK, 20 October 2013 (NNT) – Buddhists across the country marked the end of Buddhist Lent by going to temples to make merits. On Sunday the tradition is known as Tak Bat Devo. One of the most crowded places was at the Golden Mount in Wat Saket in Bangkok.

Thousands of Buddhists gave alms to 149 monks at Wat Saket as a form of merit-making. Tak Bat Devo is a kind of offering food to monks in Devo style and is normally held on the first day of the eleventh waning moon, according to the lunar year, or one day after the Buddhist Lent. This year Tak Bat Devo was held on Sunday.

Read more: NNT

National News Bureau of Thailand


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