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Thais Whisper Their Hopes And Wishes To Rat Statue

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Buddhist devotees whisper their New Year wishes into the ear of a giant rat in Bangkok. The bronze rodent is found at a ‘Ganesh’ shrine in Ratchada. Followers have a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs.

Footage shows how locals give offerings of brightly-coloured beaded necklaces to the statue before telling it their deepest desires and dreams. It is believed that the animal then conveys the messages to its master, the elephant god Ganesh, also known as Ganesha, who brings good luck and wealth. Many of the followers at the temple were making wishes for the coming year.

”Ganesh is connected with artists and business people, who are trying to create success,” said one the gurus at the temple.

Thailand is predominantly Buddhist but the country has a long history of Hindu beliefs from when it was part of the great Khmer Empire. While in the Vaishnavism sect of Hinduism, the historic Buddha or Gautama Buddha, is considered to be an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. Many Thais are entwined with the mixture of the two religions.





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Mexican Beauty Queen Upsets Religious Fanatics After Posing With Buddha Statue In A Swimsuit

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Mexican Beauty Queen Upsets Religious Fanatics After Posing With Buddha Statue In A Swimsuit

A Bangkok-bound Mexican beauty queen had religious fanatics in a tizzy after she posted a video on social media posing with her boyfriend in a swimsuit beside a Buddha Statue.

19-year-old Miss Grand Mexico Angela Yuriar in her excitement at coming to the 8th edition of the Miss Grand International pageant set to be held March 27 at Show DC in Bangkok, shared a few photos and a video captioned, “Thailand here we go”.

An innocent gesture as the young model prepares to head to Thailand to undergo quarantine ahead of the pageant next month.

But not according to some religious fanatics who picked up on the post and lost their minds berating and belittling Miss Yuriar.

According to some, she is ignorant and uneducated about religion.

As with all religious fanatics, they forget their core principles when they see something that upsets them – in this case, Samma vaca.

Soon after the uproar started, Miss Yuriar deleted her photos and video.



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Man Marrying His Mistress Stunned As Wife And Mother Show Up At Wedding

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Thai news and social media have lost their minds over the past 24hrs after a real-life soap opera moment played out in real life as a man marrying his mistress was confronted by his wife and mother at the wedding ceremony and shared live on Facebook for the world to see.

The 34-year-old police captain from Chai Nat province faces disciplinary action, and 30 days in jail for polygamy, after video footage of his marriage to his gold shop gik went viral on Thursday.

Father of two and husband of 16 years, Pol Captain Saranyoo Nookaew, not only got a tongue lashing from his wife but also a slap round the head from his mother as he sat with his mistress getting blessed by monks.

His wife said that when she realised her husband was playing away from home, she tried to get the other woman to end the affair but to no avail.

In one video the groom is heard telling his real wife: “Leave the party. You are not a guest of this house. Please leave.”

A second clip circulating shows the groom’s angry mother confront him – much to the amusement of the masses who have watched both videos in their millions with the policeman and his mistress coming in for heavy criticism.





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Bizarre Moment Two Sea Snails Get Married

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Two sea snails were married in a bizarre wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day – as superstitious locals believe it will bring good luck to people whose businesses are struggling during the pandemic.

Local government officials supervised the marriage of the two creatures inside ‘his and hers’ fishbowls in Rayong province on Feb 14.

Provincial governor Anan Nakniyom said the unusual wedding event that they called ‘Sweet Sea on Valentine’s Day’ was done as an offering to the Buddhist deities.

He said: ‘We wanted to ask for a prosperous new year. Covid-19 has affected tourism in our province especially the hotels where many workers were laid off.’

Anan added that by marrying the two snails, they believe that the creatures will flourish in the sea and appease the Gods, bringing bountiful harvests to fisherman and income from tourism.



The shells were placed in separate bowls while people gave their blessings, then dropped together in a tank so they could consummate the marriage and mate.

Aside from the two legally married marine animals, there were 250 more pairs of sea snails from the wildlife centres that were taken to the event.

Fishermen couples who attended the religious ceremony took all the snails with them to release back to the sea.

Governor Anan said that the unique event could hopefully attract tourists back to their province again.

He said: ‘This sea snail marriage event will hopefully make tourists interested, so will want to come and watch them.’



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