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Thai coffin wedding ceremonies

Thai groom Tanapatpurin Samangnitit, 40, and his bride Sunantaluk Kongkoon, 26, lying in a coffin during a wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, on Friday.

The ritual, which has become increasingly popular in the last few years, involves monks performing death rites on the couples as if they have died.

Those who participate in the event believe that they are reborn, with all their bad deeds buried behind them.

The ritual is also supposed to extend the life span of the couples.

Valentine's Day this year also fell on the same day as Makha Bucha Day, which honours Buddha and his teachings.

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readers' comments
U want eternal stay in Hell instead ??? :eek::rolleyes::D

Posted by Small Fly on Sat, 22 Feb 2014 at 12:19 PM
To be frank..if there is next life..i dnt want to be born again.
Baby born baby cry in the first light of the birth.
Posted by hfourhappy on Sat, 22 Feb 2014 at 10:48 AM
Oh weird ... but so long try happy
Posted by mystrawberry on Sat, 22 Feb 2014 at 10:34 AM

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