15 May 2019- Hair shaving
Hair shaving for monks/ novice:
Hair shaving for all the participants who would be ordaining as monks and novice was conducted by Kubah on 15 May 2019. Here are the pictures of some of the participants:
Hair shaving for nuns
Khun Mae shaved the hair of 9 ladies. Here are some of the pictures:
Bathing using turmeric powder
After hair shaving, the participants who are going to ordain as monks are seated according to seniority in age.
Lay male preceptors help to rub turmeric powder (mixed with water) on the face, body, arms and legs.
The bathing in turmeric powder symbolises the leaving of the lay life and beginning of a new life as a ordained person.
Going through the ordination scripting
Kubah would guide the participants on the ordination scripting. The participants would gather and practice together in a group.