People turn to Buddha to ask for help


Chinese Devotees Offer 200K Eggs To Buddha Statue In Thailand To Get Rid Of Coronavirus

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Amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, people have been doing anything to stay healthy, both physically and mentally, including relying on spiritual beliefs

Chinese Devotees Offer 200K Eggs To Buddha Statue In Thailand To Get Rid Of Coronavirus

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6 Chinese visitors in Thailand paid a visit to Buddha Sothon Temple in Chachoengsao province, which is about 1 hour from Bangkok. 

But instead of sightseeing and and doing touristy things, they offered 200,000 eggs to a Buddha statue at the temple.

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Praying the virus away


Chinese Devotees Offer 200K Eggs To Buddha Statue In Thailand To Get Rid Of Coronavirus

Image credit: Springnews

One of the group members, Mr Zhang Xiao Zhao, 44, said that he and his friends travelled all the way from Chengdu to ask Buddha Sothon to clear the COVID-19 virus in mainland China.  

Mr Zhang added that he believes in Buddha because he came here years ago to ask for a child and he got one after going back.


The egg merchant is happy


Chinese Devotees Offer 200K Eggs To Buddha Statue In Thailand To Get Rid Of Coronavirus
Ms Jitsinee Pantong
Image credit: Springnews

At the Buddha Sothon Temple, it is a common practice for visitors to offer the Buddha Sothon statue with eggs, mostly boiled, in exchange for wishes and blessings.

Ms Jitsinee Pantong, a local egg seller, said she got an order of 200,000 eggs from the Chinese group last week. She was paid a total of ฿400,000 (~USD12,825) in cash. She also said she’d never seen anyone offering this many eggs before.

Whether it works or not, this offering has already given the group some peace of mind and it’s something we’ll need in the time like this. 


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