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Royal Kathina Ceremony held in Simtokha Dzong

Oct 31, 2013

RoyalKathinaCeremonyA 15-member delegation from Thailand, led by the Vice-Minister and Representative of the King participated in the Second Royal Kathina Ceremony, this morning. The ceremony was held at Simtokha Dzong.RoyalKathinaCeremony..

The Kathina ceremony is an age-old Thai tradition, observed in temples to provide people the opportunity to gain merit by offering robes and other essential items to monks who have completed the three-month rain retreat.

The first Royal Kathina Ceremony was observed in November 2011 at the Dechenphodrang Monastery.




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