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Thai king officially crowned as Emperor after mixed Buddhist, Brahmin traditions


Devdiscourse News Desk bangkok
Updated: 04-05-2019 11:59 IST
Thai king officially crowned as Emperor after mixed Buddhist, Brahmin traditions

King Vajiralongkorn, 66, became constitutional monarch after the death of his revered father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October 2016 after 70 years on the throne. Image Credit: Wikipedia

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was formally crowned as a divine monarch on Saturday. The king donned the 7.3 kg (16 lb) Great Crown of Victory as part of the elaborate coronation ceremonies mixing Buddhist and Hindu Brahmin traditions.

King Vajiralongkorn, 66, became constitutional monarch after the death of his revered father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October 2016 after 70 years on the throne. The coronation follows a period of mourning.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Thailand

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