Yingluck at Chiang Mai temple to dispel bad luck – Bangkok Post, September 25, 2015
…The former prime minister attached the head to the headless Phra Singh Buddha statue in what Phra Khru Suthep Sitthikhun, the temple abbot, said was a step to dispel all misfortunes.
The process completed when she took the whole statute and placed it in the main pavillion hall at the famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep overlooking the northern city.
The abbot and eight other monks at Wat Sri Boonruang also performed a chanting ceremony and sprinkled holy water on her and other attendants, including red-shirt members and former MPs of the Pheu Thai Party…
While Westerners cast scorn on this sort of “superstitious” behavior, it is not at all unusual in Thai culture. Earlier: Is Gen. Prayuth really growing “eccentric” or “superstitious” as Time Magazine claims?