Marking the start of HM the King’s 85th year, Khao Bumpenbun Temple ordained 85 new monks in Bang Saray.
Rear Adm. Supong Sirisonthi, deputy commander of the Sattahip Naval Base, presided over the Dec. 1 ceremony at the temple’s Mahamongkol sala, along with Phra Thep Chonthanmunee, dean of monks in Chonburi, and Abbott Phaowana Prachanath.
Khao Bumpenbun Temple has ordained 85 new monks in Bang Saray to mark the start of HM the King’s 85th year.
Phaowana said His Majesty’s Dec. 5th birthday was auspicious as it marks the completion of seven cycles of the Chinese calendar. Ordaining 85 monks for the occasion was a way to make merit for the monkhood, he said.