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  haang hod (hin hod nahm)

 

Laos

A haang hod, or hin hod nahm (fig.) as it is called in northern Thailand, is an ornamented, trough-like receptacle in the form of a naga, and used by villagers to pour perfumed water over Buddhist monks in a promotion ceremony, known as kong hod. This one is stored away in a temple in Luang Prabang, Laos.