- Transfer from any hotel or condo in Pattaya and back
- Accompanying of a professional guide-translator, who knows Thai religious rituals
- Buy any gifts for the monks
- Any changes and additions to the program at the request of guests
- Copy of passport
- Dress modestly - knees and shoulders are closed, clothes are not bright and not transparent
- Allowed - camera and video equipment
- Small money to buy gifts for monks and personal expenses
"Funeral of Failures" in Thailand
All those who are interested in religious rites in Thailand know that the world-famous Buddhist ritual "Funeral of Failures" can be held at the Wat Prammanee monastery in Nakhon Nayok province and this rite is included in "Amazing Thailand" from Pattaya. By the way, this 1-day tour is excellent! But unfortunately - not everyone can devote the whole day to this trip. It also often happens that only the funeral ceremony "Funeral of Failures" is interesting. And everything else that offers "Amazing Thailand" tour - already visited and will not be so interesting. What now to do, take the car and go individually?
It is not necessary! Because "Amazing Thailand" tour program - not the only opportunity to go through "Funeral of Failures" ritual in Thailand. And the monastery in Nakhon Nayok is not exclusive place in Thailand where "Funeral of Failures" ritual is held.
In the vicinity of Pattaya there is a working Buddhist monastery and a temple, where you can also go to the "Funeral of Failures" ritual according to all the rules - with coffins, reading mantras and other Buddhist rituals. But it is somehow inconvenient for the mass of tourists because of the remoteness. Europeans in the temple almost never happens. If they call in, then practically local "aborigines".
Thais are very respected and appreciate this temple. Because a ceremony is held here where people come in the hope of renewal, improvement of life. This ceremony is called the "Funeral of Failures", or more simply - "Rebirth".
Near the temple there are many altars and figurines with candles that ask for intercession and fulfillment of desires.
How to bury failures in Pattaya
To go through the ceremony "Funeral of Failures", you need to buy an offering for the monks in the local shop. As a rule, the traditional offering to the monks includes some necessary things in everyday life. In fact - anything. The offering may well consist of food, detergents and hygiene products such as a toothbrush and paste, candles and the like. The offerings are sold in special buckets and the cost of such a bucket is 199-299 ฿. Of course, we cannot include alms in the price of the service immediately. This should be purchased on the spot, which means - to take with you on the road a certain small amount in THB.
Passing rite parishioners sit in a row and the monks begin to read the mantra. Next, people stretch the rope, which everyone holds, and the helpers of the monks cover those who come with a white sheet. Throughout the time, monks recite prayers and mantras, sprinkling people with holy water. In the hall there are colorful, stylized coffins, in which you can rather "comfortably" accommodate the parishioners participating in the ritual "Funeral of Failures". The monks read the special ancient mantras and are aimed at introducing the rites in a state of hypnosis. After reading the mantra, the monks awaken the ritual participants. Traditions say that after this a new, successful and happy life begins, and all the failures remain buried. By the way! Many are afraid of this rite because of the presence of coffins in it and the need for these coffins to go to bed. Of course, this is a matter of conviction of each person. But in general, these upholstered plywood boxes resemble "classic" coffins only with a certain degree of fantasy.
This ceremony is done in order to change the course of life. That is, if something goes wrong as you want, or not everything goes smoothly in life. Then you can go through this procedure, which symbolizes the birth again. A person and his karma after the ritual "Funeral of Failures" seem to be zeroed out, and a bright band comes in life. You cannot pass the rite "Funeral of Failures" often. Roughly speaking, there should be no more 4-5 rites in your memory, and of course, this is not the case when you can go through every holiday in Thailand!
This tour is usually accompanied by a Russian-speaking tourist guide. If you need an English-speaking guide, it will be optimal to choose an individual tour. In this case, the program will be held in English only.
"Funeral of Failures" ritual - FAQs
Address for taxi drivers: 144/1 Jomtiensaineung, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150, Thailand
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