Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Navaratri festival in Silom Road

Navaratri festival in Silom Road

Navaratri นวราตรี is a Hindu festival that is held in September or October. Details here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navaratri

In Bangkok, the festival takes place in Silom road around Sri Maha Mariamman Temple = Wat Prasri Maha Umathewee วัดพระศรีมหาอุมาเทวี = Wat Kaek Silom วัดแขกสีลม.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariamman_Temple,_Bangkok

from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_jones/11706754174/

I was unaware of this festival until recently, when Thai friends told me about it. The celebrations take place in the evening and part of Silom Road and Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin Road are blocked for traffic.







The procession passes, but I'm too far away to have a good view, and some people are sprinkled with colorful powder, and I don't like crowds, so make an exit soon after:






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