Nang Songkran 2022: Kirinee Devi or Kankinee Devi 💦 | THAILAND 🇹🇭กระดานสนทนาแบบมีรูปภาพประกอบ โพสท์โดย อ้ายเติ่ง
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✦ Songkran is the Thai new year festival during 13th to 15th April every year. There are seven Songkran ladies depending on the day of Maha Songkran. In 2022, Maha Songkran Day is Thursday. Therefore, Songkran lady of this day was 'Kirinee Devi'.
✦ The beauty of a goddess named Kirinee Dhevi, the Songkran goddess of the year 2022. Kirinee Dhevi dresses elegantly and has a magnolia behind her ear. She mounts on an elephant, her food is nuts and sesame and her gem is emerald. While on her hands there is a hook on the right and an arm gun on the left.
✦ Songkran origin is associated with the death of the Buddha Kapila Brahma.
Having heard of the cleverness of a boy named Thammabal, the god decided to challenge the boy with a riddle, in which the loser will lose his head. Unfortunately, the boy won and the god had to cut off his head. However, the god’s head would cause disasters if it drops into the ground, ocean, or is thrown into the air.
To avoid bad things, one of the 7 daughters of the god, called Nang Songkran, puts their father’s head on a tray to carry and formed a procession Mount Meru every month when the Sun moves to another zodiac.
✦ Songkran (Thai: เทศกาลสงกรานต์) is the Thai New Year's national holiday.
The word "Songkran" comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti: संक्रान्ति literally "astrological passage", meaning transformation or change. It coincides with the rising of Aries on the astrological chart and with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia, in keeping with the Hindu Calendar and Buddhist calendar.
✦ The Songkran Water Festival is gunning for a place on UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
After the UNESCO recognized Thai massage as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Thailand government it would submit traditional "Thai New Year festival" to the list this year (2022).