Naga Fireballs: Mythology and Beliefs

mysterycollection By mysterycollection, 28th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1j9jr3hb/
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What does cultural belief say about these mysterious Naga Fireballs?

Mythology and Beliefs

The local people still tend to strongly believe in the event to be due to a natural snake called Naga with supernatural qualities of firing the balls. Accordingly many mythological stories are told to support the beliefs. It was believed that Naga was an ally and body-guard of Lord Buddha and nowadays when at the end of long rainy season, Lord Buddha returns to the earth from the heavens, Naga comes out of his meditation and welcomes Buddha by firing flaming balls from his mouth. This is what the celebration is all about. Also a special festival is held during this time called ‘Bang Fai Phaya Nark’ festival in which young people build special fireboat from banana tree and bamboo and then decorate it with flowers, candles, lamps and lightings. On full moon day which marks the end of Buddhist lent, people from all over the world crowd here to see the boat get into the waters where sweets are offered to the river as a part of the ritual and then to see the main event of the dancing Naga Fireballs. The festival forms an important part of their culture for the people on both sides of the river.

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Image Source: Thailand Impressions

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