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Ten Thousand Monks Receive Alms at Samut Sakhon
On October 25, 2015 the club of Buddhist tradition inheritance of Samut Sakhon and government-private sectors of Samut Sakhon organized the 2nd Alms-Offering ceremony to 10,000 Buddhst monks at Ekkachai Rd.. starts from the front of the living library and ends at the front of Samut Sakhon’s arena. In this special occasion, the monastic community from 9 provinces, i.e. Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkram, Samut Prakarn, Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom and Petchaburi, kindly came to receive alms.
This was the second alms-offering ceremony to 10,000 Buddhist monks, with the purpose to venerate the Lord Buddha, to maintain the alms-offering tradition of Samut Sakhon and to bring the dried food received from the event to the south to aid the Buddhist monks from 323 temples, governtment officials, military personnel, police officers, teachers, students and people according to the program ‘Offering alms to 2 millions Buddhist monks in 77 provinces throughout Thailand.’
Aside from this, the ceremony also benefits the community, economy, society and the nation. Additionally, it will help promote the province’s peaceful environment and Buddhist tradition to foreigners through the respectful manners of the monastic community and all Buddhists who attended the event.