King Vajiralongkorn crowned in Thailand elaborate ceremony

0
35


Thailand’s new king has started three days of ceremonial rites, as the country crowns its first monarch in nearly seven decades.

The rituals he goes through are a mixture of Buddhist and Hindu Brahmin traditions and date back centuries.

King Vajiralongkorn’s crown weighed 7.3kg (16lb), and symbolised Mount Meru, the home of the Hindu god Indra.



Source link