The Office of Traditional Arts, Fine Arts Department, is now in the process of placing the mythical creatures on the artificial stones around the Anodat pond, one of the legendary Himavanta’s ponds, before actually setting them around the foundation of the Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang Ceremonial Ground. The construction of the fire screen, or Chak Bang Phloeng, was said to be 65% completed.
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has ordered the Bureau of the Royal Household to arrange the merit-making ceremony for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and other previous Thai monarchs as well as the religious ceremony for the celebration of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 23 May 2017 from 4:30 p.m. at Dusit Palace in Bangkok. The general public are invited to attend the ceremony or watch the live television broadcast on NBT 2 HD, Thai TV Global Network, and NBT World starting from 5:10 p.m. The live broadcast will also be available on NBT 2 HD Facebook page, and on Radio Thailand's stations nationwide. The prayer used in this ceremony is available for download on www.prd.go.th.
The Deputy Prime Minister has revealed that the progress of the Royal Crematorium of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is on schedule. It is expected to be finished by this September. However, after the royal cremation ceremony, exhibitions on the late king's royal duties and the construction of the Royal Crematorium will be open for the public to attend for one month.
The Ministry of Interior will
organize a voluntary sandalwood flower-making activity on 19-20 June 2017 at
the Damrong Rajanuphab Institute building inside the ministry’s grounds. Apart
from this activity, the ministry, which is the core agency for the offering of
sandalwood flowers by the people, disclosed that all provinces have now
prepared such related issues as the venues and positions for the offering
ceremony, the decorations, exhibitions, and performances.