BANGKOK, 28 July 2014 – Her Royal Highness Princess Srirasm, the royal consort to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, yesterday (July 27) led lay Buddhists at a religious function held to celebrate the 62nd birthday anniversary of the Crown Prince at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground.
Upon her arrival at 15.08 hrs, Her Royal Highness paid homage to the Crown Prince’s portrait with traditional-stye floral offerings. This was followed by a chapter of 10 high-ranking monks chanting holy stanzas to bless the Crown Prince. The Princess then presented necessities to the monks at the conclusion of the ceremony.
The ceremony was jointly organized by the Ha-Thawa-Maharat Foundation, government and private sectors, as well as people from all walks of life, to express their royalty to the Crown Prince. The religious chanting is being held for 3 consecutive days from July 26 to 28.
On July 28 which is the Crown Prince’s birthday, a number of activities will also be held in royal honor, starting with food offering to 162 monks in the early morning at the ceremonial ground of Sanam Luang. Later in the evening at 19.19 hrs, a nationwide candle-lighting ceremony will be observed to offer blessings for the Crown Prince.
Later at 20.30 hrs, a 4-region music festival will be held at Sanam Luang. It will continue until 23.00 hrs.