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Thai Buddhists make merit on Asalha Puja Day

BANGKOK, July 11 – Thai Buddhists nationwide are making merit today, Asalha Puja Day, Friday, the full moon of the eighth lunar month, to celebrate the Lord Buddha’s first sermon to his five former companions the doctrine that had come to him following his enlightenment.

Devout Buddhists dressed in white were seen at Ban Tor Pa Tun in the northern province of Chiang Mai offering alms contained in three glass bowls, meaning Lord Buddha, his teaching and the monkhood.

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