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  hom pah

 

Thailand

Novices fixing a saffron cloth onto a chedi, a custom known as hom pah.

 

It is applied to symbolically protect the chedi from cold.

 

  hom pah

 

  hom pah

 

This is why many temples will apply the cloth at the beginning of the cool season.