Tak Bat Devo Festival

 Tak Bat Devo

The tradition of “Tak Bat Devo” is derived from the word “Devorohana” which means the return of Lord Buddha from Heaven to Earth. At the end of the Buddhist Lent, which falls on the first day of the wanning moon of the eleventh lunar month, Lord Buddha returned to earth and was greeted by a crowd and Buddhist believers who were waiting to offer him food. The most famous ‘Tak Bat Devo’ ceremony in Thailand is at Wat Sankat Rattanakhiri in Uthai Thani. During the morning, about 500 Buddhist monks carry a Buddha image and descend down from Sakae Krang hilltop to receive alms and food offerings from devotees. The event symbolises the Buddha’s return to Earth after spending three months preaching to his mother in heaven.

Tak Bat Devo

Tak Bat Devo

Tak Bat Devo

Tak Bat Devo

Tak Bat Devo

Tak Bat Devo

Tak Bat Devo

Tak Bat Devo

Tak Bat Devo

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