Deepavali in Thailand: The Thai version of the Hindu celebration of Deepavali is called “Loi Krathong” (to float a basket with a lamp in it). Deepavali celebrates the homecoming of Lord Rama. It is also celebrated in parts of Malaysia, Laos and Burma. It must be noted that the ancient capital of the Thai Kingdom was called Ayuthya (named after the birthplace of Lord Rama) and the Cakri (चक्रवर्ती) kings of Thailand are known as “Rama” even today. The present King of Thailand is known as “Rama IX”.
A short video of Loi Krathong:
https://www.youtube.com/watch…

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