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20 November 2008 :: 01:11:42 am 40457

Princess Galyani’s Ashes Enshrined at Wat Ratchabophit

BANGKOK, Nov 19 (TNA) - The royal ashes of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, elder sister of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, collected Sunday morning at the royal crematorium, were transferred to be enshrined at the Rangsi Vadhana Memorial at nearby Wat Ratchabophit Sathitmahasimaram late Wednesday afternoon.
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The royal relics from the cremation ceremony which contained in the golden urn had already been enshrined at the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall on Tuesday.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn represented His Majesty the King in transferring the cup containing the royal ashes to be enshrined at the Rangsi Vadhana Memorial, the royal cemetery, in Wat Ratchabophit.

A cavalry troop led and accompanied the motorcade in the procession of the royal ashes.

Later in the afternoon, Their Majesties the King and Queen arrived at Rangsi Vadhana Memorial to perform a ceremonial enshrinement of the royal ashes of the late princess.

The royal ashes of Prince Mahidol of Songkla, the Prince Father, and Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother, are also enshrined at Wat Ratchabopit.

Wednesday’s procession was the last of six elaborate processions over six days of the royal cremation ceremony of the late Princess Galyani, who passed away on January 2 this year at the age of 84 after a long battle with cancer.

The royal crematorium and its compound, after completing its intended function, are now housing an exhibition commemorating the life and accomplishments of Princess Galyani.

The exhibition is divided into 12 zones featuring Princess Galyani Vadhana’s life and work and information about the Royal Crematorium and related matters, such as the special use of sandalwood, the Royal Urn, the Small Carriage, and the processions of honour.

Souvenirs commemorating the Royal Cremation of the Princess are available at the exhibition.

The exhibition will run until November 30 and after that the Fine Arts Department’s technicians would begin dismantling the crematorium on December 1 and will complete the work on December 4, according to Ministry of Culture permanent secretary Weera Rojphojjanarat.

He said, the structures and buildings in the crematorium compound were expected to be granted by His Majesty the King to the monasteries and various agencies that earlier made requests to receive the structures.

Some of the accessories of the crematorium would be kept and displayed at Thailand’s National Museum, he said. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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