e shtunë, 28 korrik 2007
Thai Hermit Buddhist Monks
The special Jatukam Rammathep Ceremony at Wat Sisaket in Nongkhai brought Buddhist monks from throughout the northeastern part of Thailand to participate in this unusual event....
A number of Thai Buddhist "Hermit" monks also came to the event. This was the first time I ever had a chance to see these fascinating "Hermit" monks...
Dressed as a tiger... I only got a fleeting glimpse of this "Hermit" monk as he quickly disappeared following the chanting ceremony inside the temple.
The Thai people seemed to be as fascinated with this "Hermit" monk as I was, with many people wanting to talk with him or take a picture of him.
He lives in a cave near Udon, about an hour drive from Nongkhai. His uncut hair reaches to feet.
There are a number of "Hermit" monks scattered throughout Thailand, but this monk is the most famous .... and like the tiger colored "Hermit" monk... distant... and not easily photographed.