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  Song Nahm Phrathat Lampang Luang

 

Thailand

Once a year, in April, the people of Lampang celebrate the Boon Song Nahm Phrathat festival, in which they pour water over the chedi of Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang (fig.).

 

Water is poured into a bucket that hangs underneath a golden naga, the protector of the earthly waters.

 

  Song Nahm Phrathat Lampang Luang

 

  Song Nahm Phrathat Lampang Luang

 

Both are then pulled to halfway the top of the edifice over a cable. By pulling a rope the bucket is then toppled, thus dumping the water on the Phrathat.