The eight-day ordination process featured a parade of monks’ robes and pleas for forgiveness. The following day, they attended ceremonies at Buddhiwararam, Jittapawan Vittaya, Sawangfah Pritaram, Nong Yai, and Thamsamakkee temples.
Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai (center left) and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (center right) cut the first locks of hair for novices entering the monkhood in honor of His Majesty the King.
On Dec. 8, the ordained monks accepted alms during a procession from Rungland Village to Chaimongkol Temple in South Pattaya.
In Sattahip, Royal Thai Navy Vice Adm. Rerngrith Bunsongprasert presided over the hair-cutting ceremony for 75 young men at Khao Bamphenbun Temple.
He said it was a delight that the temple had organized the group ceremony to honor HM the King. He expressed gratitude to the monks committee for the temple’s sponsorship.