Thailand – Believe it or not rain falls after Chachoengsao villagers build enormous phallus in religious rain-making ceremony
By Goong Nang(GN) PATTAYA NEWS Saturday, 12 June 2021
PHOTO: screen capture from Koson Samang
CHACHOENGSAO – An enormous phallus which was built on a small dead-end road as a part of an ancient local rain-making ceremony in Chachoengsao brought rain two days after, according to the village headman.
Local villagers in the Yothaka sub-district of the Chachoengsao province on Wednesday, June 9th, built an enormous phallus on the road as a part of a local rain-making ceremony. We covered it here which had substantial interest from readers.
The local village headman, Chamnan Kenthongdaeng, 52, told associated Thai media yesterday (June 11th) it rained at about 3:00 P.M. and lasted for about half an hour two days after the religious ritual to ask for rain.
A video of the rainfall had been recorded by another village headman in a nearby village, Mr. Koson Samang, 39, who confirmed that, according to him, it was raining in the village where the enormous phallus was built as a result of the rain-making ritual.
However, villagers from Yothaka told the associated Thai press it was still not enough water for their rice fields. They are hoping for more rain in the next few days, said Mr. Chamnan. Chamnan stated prayers will continue to the phallus, which represents fertility and new growth, and has been a tradition of the village for decades stretching back to his grandparents.
Mr. Chamnan also stated that people scorning the practice online had no faith and were being disrespectful to beliefs of the villagers that dated back almost a hundred years.
SOURCE – PATTAYA NEWS, THAILAND Saturday, 12 June 2021
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