HM King Rama IX’s relics enshrined in Heavenly Abode

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The symbolic urn is transported aboard the Royal Chariot during the funeral procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
The symbolic urn is transported aboard the Royal Chariot during the funeral procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

Royal ashes interned in Grand Palace and two holy temples

A 5-day ceremony in an ornate throne hall began the transfer of the remains of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok, and ended when His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Sunday morning, Oct. 29, performed religious rites over the royal relics of His Majesty the late King Rama IX before transferring them to the Heavenly Abode in Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall.

Tearful Thais clad in black mourned on Bangkok’s streets or at viewing areas around the nation as elaborate funeral ceremonies steeped in centuries of royal tradition were held for King Bhumibol after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as “Father”.

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Kingdom says solemn final goodbye to most revered monarch