Royal Ploughing Ceremony: Good harvest, abundant food predicted

Royal Ploughing Ceremony: Good harvest, abundant food predicted – Bangkok Post, May 13, 2011
…The oxen were each then offered seven bowls of food and their choices were used to make predictions.
The seven bowls held grass, paddy, maize, sesame seeds, soy bean, water and liquor.
The oxen ate grass, an omen that the country would enjoy an average water supply, plentiful rice harvests and an abundance of fruits and staple foods this year.
The oxen also drank liquor, indicating that communications would be convenient, foreign trade would flourish and the economy would prosper…

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One Response to Royal Ploughing Ceremony: Good harvest, abundant food predicted

  1. Wisarut says:

    More details about Royal Ploughing Ceremony

    For 1799 kg of the rice seeds used in this ceremony, they are:
    1. Kor Khor 31 (Pathumthani 80)
    2. Suphanburi 1
    3. Pathum Thani 1
    4. Jasmine rice 105
    5. Kor Khor 45 (Prachinburi Fragrant rice)
    6. Phitsanuloke 2
    7. Kor Khor 6 (sticky rice)
    8. Sew Mae Chan (rice grown on the hill which demand less water than regular rice – eaten by hilltribe people around Mae Chan)
    9. Luem Phua (rice grown on the hill which demand less water than regular rice – so delicious that wife has forgotten about the husband)
    10. Dok Phayom (rice grown on the hill which demand less water than regular rice – eaten by hilltribe people)
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