Friday, 25 January 2008

Blessing of the new car

Today our new car got blessed by a monk.

Not just any monk, but the main monk of Wat Chaweng. Father and Mother in law came along and our own small family.

Blessing of new cars or motorbike or new houses is taken very seriously in Thailand and monks are always involved.

Here's the monk painting blessings on the roof of the car, which are for good luck.

This is how the painting looks like. It's done with a talcum powder in water solution. Monks sit at designated areas in their temples the whole day to complete such blessing.

Together with 4 Buddha amulets and a small Monk statue we should be fine.

As if this wasn't enough, we also stopped at Grandma's house to get her blessing as well, since the elderly are very well respected by Thais and having her bless the car is another good luck charm.


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