The morning after

Living in Thailand

Thailand is a land of Buddhists, where people are cremated after their death. The cremation is a 3 days Buddhist ritual. But what happens with the remains of ash & bones? You might have seen a cremation in Thailand, or at least photos of it. While living in Thailand I have been to a few cremations. While I was bicycling this morning I passed a temple with a crematorium where the day before a cremation did happen. In the early morning family of the person who passed away together with monks will collect the ash & bone remains to bless it. After that 1/3 of the ashes is kept at the temple at a (very) small pagoda, 1/3 of the ashes is taken home in a urn and 1/3 of the ashes is spread over the land.

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