Saturday, 23 August 2014

Newborn Baby Thailand

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born" - Rajneesh

Baby ritual in Thailand or specifically Kradong, there's a ritual named Kradong Morn. The named was given because according to the tradition, a baby in the village should spend it first three nights in a kradong morn

Kradong morn or plaited tray 
In this basket-tray, is placed a little mattress, filled with kapok. The tray need to be new. There's two reasonable reason why they used this kradong morn. First, it is convenient and practical for the baby to easily move around. Second, it is believed that magical because it protected against phii (evil)

Some people questioning why the baby must lie in the kradong for three nights. Here are some answers that reliable to understand

  1. one night for each of the Three Gems
  2. Three is better than any other figure
  3. it is just tradition

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