Inthakin Festival at Wat Chedi Luang

Continuing the Tradition of "Sai Khan Dok Buja Sao Inthakhin" at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, Chiang Mai

The tradition of Sai Khan Dok Inthakhin at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan in Chiang Mai involves a ceremonial worship of the city pillar, Sao Inthakhin, as well as the spirits of the local people and their ancestors. It is believed that this ceremony helps protect the city from disasters and brings prosperity.
During the ceremony, participants prepare flowers, incense, candles, and a bowl of water mixed with turmeric and acacia leaves. These items are placed in a tray or bowl to be used in the ceremonial bathing and worship of the pillar.
The worship of Sao Inthakhin begins on the 13th day of the waning moon of the 8th Northern month and concludes on the 4th day of the waxing moon of the 9th Northern month, annually. This period is known as "month eight in, month nine out." The ceremony is believed to bring peace and prosperity to the city, ensure the well-being and wealth of its people, and guarantee seasonal rainfall.

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