Strange Bizarre Photos:Wedding inside a Coffin on Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2015 9:29 am

Many couples think of their wedding day as the start of a new life
together but 10 newlyweds in Thailand today chose to take the idea more
seriously than most when they lay in a coffin as they said their vows.

According to BangkokPost, the wedding ritual, conducted by monks, allows
couples to rid themselves of bad luck by being ‘brought back to life’
and is believed to bring true love, prosperity, and protection from
Participants made offerings to the monks before taking their places side-by-side in the large pink
coffin – floral bouquets held to their chests. The
monks then draped a large white sheet across them – representing their
death – and performed chants usually reserved for funerals. The prayers
ended with blessings for a new life.

When the sheet is removed from the coffin, it signals the start of a
life free from bad luck. It also could serve as a reminder for couples
to live with the reality that nothing lasts forever – a key component of
the Buddhist philosophy.

The temple held the event for the first time last year when ’s
Day fell on Makha Bucha Day – a Buddhist holiday – and had to do it
again this year after a number of brides and grooms contacted the temple
asking for their marriages to be blessed.

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