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"Saffron Robes" Buddhism & Monks Tip by seagoingJLW

Buddhism & Monks, Bangkok: 58 reviews and 64 photos

by seagoingJLW

The priests all wear saffron robes. The robe is donned to signify the candidate's fitness to become a monk. He must be 20 years of age. In addition to possessing the robe, he has an alms bowl and has been given a Buddhistic name and an instructor in the faith.

When accepted (after wearing the robes) the new monk pours water from a silver container in a symbolic gesture of transferring the merit he makes in becoming a monk to his parents.

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  • Updated Jan 18, 2003
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