In Thailand began a five-day funeral ceremony of king Rama IX
Cremation will take place later in the evening of 26 October, the ceremony will be attended by delegates from more than 40 States.
BANGKOK, 25 October. /TASS/. The five-day funeral ceremony of king Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), who ruled Thailand for over 70 years, began on Wednesday with the reading of Buddhist mantras.
The ceremony was broadcast live by leading TV channels of the country.
The funeral ceremony
In the throne room in the Grand Royal Palace, where the coffin the urn with the body of the deceased, the monks prayed in the presence of the only son of the monarch is king Rama X, and members of the Royal family. Then, according to local tradition, the Frame X gave the servants of charity — a set of robes.
This ceremony marked the beginning of the funeral of Rama IX, which will be completed only on 29 October.
The actual cremation will take place later in the evening of 26 October. To participate in it in Bangkok on Wednesday, arriving dignitaries from different parts of the world. As reported in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Kingdom to pay their last respects to the late king in Thailand will arrive delegates from more than 40 countries, including representatives of 16 of the world’s Royal families.