The Honorific Title Phrarajbhavanajahn
On the anniversary of the King’s Birthday on 5th December 2013 (B.E. 2556), His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej performed his royal duty as chief ambassador of Buddhism by conferring the annual honorific titles within the Sangha hierarchy [Samanasak]. This year’s recipients for the royal appointments comprise 71 senior monks from throughout the kingdom of Thailand.
On this auspicious event, Most Venerable Phrabhavanaviriyakhun (Ven. Dattajeevo Bhikkhu), Vice Abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Patumthani, was honored with the new royal monastic title of Phrarajbhavanajahn (Vi.) The monastic community, his loyal students and the general public consider the distinction of an honorific title deserving of admiration. Therefore, on this wonderful occasion we would like to offer our highest appreciation to Most Venerable Phrarajbhavanajahn for his royal appointment and to acknowledge the tremendous contributions he has made on behalf of Buddhism.