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    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai

    Less savings. Much to share.

    S'gaw's proverb
    Mowakee Chaingmai

    Salak Yom Festival
    Pratupha Temple

    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand


    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson

    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi


    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village

    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai


    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village

    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo


    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys


    Boys are ordained as novice monks

     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 

    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism


    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand

    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang

    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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    Smile in problems
    Urak  Lawai at Rawai Phuket
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Subject Cult, worship, Chao Mae Song Nang, Mekong Region, Laos, Nongbua Lamphu, Loei, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan
Author Phanuphong Udomsil
Title Chao Mae Song Nang rituals and Mekong sub-region communities
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Phuthai, Northestern Thai, Isan Thai, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Not specified.
Location of
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre Library, ChulalongkornUniversityLibrary Total Pages 329 Year 2011
Source Ph.D. dissertation (Thai), Chulalongkorn University

This documentary and fieldwork research examined the beliefs and legends about Chao Mae Song Nang in 13 communities along the Mekong River in Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan provinces from 2007 to 2011. The research also explored the role of the religious rituals that appease and glorify the deity. The study findings revealed that there were 22 legends divided into 15 oral forms and 7 written forms. The rituals were composed of symbols indicating the status of the deity that provided prosperity, wealth, safety and morale to community members.

Text Analyst - Date of Report Jun 07, 2019
TAG Cult, worship, Chao Mae Song Nang, Mekong Region, Laos, Nongbua Lamphu, Loei, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Translator Wisit Khitkhamsuan


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