Sutthawat Temple hosts kathin festival

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Sutthawat Temple hosted its end-of-rainy-season “kathin” festival following sponsorship from the Diana Group.

Sopin Thappajug (right) leads staffers to Sutthawat Temple for their end-of-rainy-season “kathin” festival following sponsorship from the Diana Group.
Sopin Thappajug (right) leads staffers to Sutthawat Temple for their end-of-rainy-season “kathin” festival following sponsorship from the Diana Group.

Hotel group director, Sopin Thappajug, led staffers to the temple to donate goods and funds to pay for paving an area of the grounds.

Abbot Mahataworn Tanwaro then organized the kathin ceremony, which is a merit-making service held at the end of rainy season.

The festival generally lasts for a month and is a time for temple patrons to express gratitude to monks. Robes are the most-common gifts lay Buddhists bring to make merit, but food offerings and donations to fund general improvements are common as well.

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