Welcome to the New Year of life via big merit. During the 3rd Dhammachai Dhutanga, January 2nd – 28th, 2014, thousands of monks will walk along the same path of the Mara conqueror in 7 provinces, e.g. Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and Bangkok.
The 3rd Dhammachai Dhutanga along the path of the Mara conqueror–the Most Ven. Phramongkolthepmuni (Sod Candasaro)
The Monks from the Dhammachai Dhutanga will pilgrimage along the same path of the Mara conqueror during January 2nd – 28th, 2014, through 7 provinces, e.g. Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and Bangkok. During this walk, the total distance of 459 kilometers, many significant locations will be met, such as:
January 2nd, 2014 Future Park Rangsit
January 20th, 2014 Phra Pathom Cetiya in Nakhon Pathom Province
January 22nd, 2014 Stopping over at Buddha Monthon
January 24th, 2014 Going to Wat Paknam along Charansanitwong Road and passing Wongwian Yai and Thoet Thai Road
January 25th, 2014 Passing Wongwian Yai – Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge – Sanam Luang – the National Stadium – Phayathai Road – Petchaburi Road
January 26th, 2014 From Rangnam Alley to Ratchaprarop Road – Ratchawithi Road – the Victory Monument – Turn left to Pradipat Road – Prachachuen Road – Stopping over at Royal Irrigation Department
January 27th, 2014 Tiwanon Road – Pak Kret 1 – Chaengwattana Road – Phranakhon Rajabhat University – Ying Charoen Market – Dhupateme Royal Thai Air Force Sports Stadium
January 28th, 2014 Zeer Rangsit Department Store – Rangsit–Nakhon Nayok Road – Yothathikan Khukhot Road – Khlong Sam Road – Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Everybody is invited to welcome the pilgrimaging monks altogether throughout these special 27 days. On this occasion, you will be extremely delighted when you see the Gold Image of Luang Pu Wat Paknam on the processional vehicle leading the roaming monks to announce the grace of Buddhism along the path of the Mara conqueror, on which hundred thousands of laypeople are waiting to welcome them.