Nuove costruzioni sono state fatte. L’erba è ora verdissima. Al centro possiamo vedere un edificio che ricorda un tempio.
Il crematorio, decorato con le figure celestiali della foresta di Himmaphan, rappresenta il Monte Meru o Sumeru, che nella cosmologia buddista rappresenta il centro dell’universo.
il crematorio per il principe Mahidol
il crematorio per la principessa Madre
La principessa Galyani è deceduta agli inizi del mese di gennaio 2008 per un cancro intestinale.
Anche lei, come il re quando è stato colpito dall’ictus, era rivoverata al Sririraj Hospital, l’ospedale fondato dal padre Mahidol e dove la principessa madre aveva creato una validissima scuola per infermieri.
In occasione del 72mo compleanno della principessa (6 maggio 1995), suo fratello il re Bhumibol le diede il nobile titolo di "Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra" che approssimativamente possiamo tradurre con “Principessa di Narathiwat”, rendendola l’unica donna della famiglia reale della dinastia Chakri, durante il regno di Rama IX, ad avere portato questo titolo (Krom). Annunciando la concessione del titolo, il re disse che la principessa, la sua più vecchia ed unica sorella, è sempre stata con lui attraverso buoni e cattivi periodi, sino da quando erano giovani. Lei fu l’unica ad aver conquistato il suo rispetto e l’unica che lo ha sempre sostenuto con la speranza di renderlo felice.
Those who pass through Sanam Luan can see that the square has changed its appearance.
New buildings have been made. The grass is green. At the heart we can see a building that recalls a Thai temple. In reality this is the real crematorium where on Nov. 15 will be cremated the body of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, the elder and only sister of king of Rama IX.
The crematorium, decorated with figures of celestial forest Himmaphan, represents Mount Meru or Sumeru, which in Buddhist cosmology is the center of the universe.
Even in the past in this area was built the crematorium when a character of the royal family died. Here we can see, the crematorium built for Prince Mahidol (1929), father of the King Rama IX , for Rama VIII, the elder brother Ananda (1946) and for the Princess Mother Srinagarindra (1996).
The ritual is always the same old one. The hearse with the royal urn was driven by the military (in their colorful uniforms) from Wat Phra Kaew (Grand Palace) until Phra main.
Princess Galyani died in early January 2008 for an intestinal cancer.
She as the king when he was struck by stroke was admited to Sririraj Hospital, the hospital founded by her father Mahidol (Rama VII) and where the princess mother had created a very good school of nursing.
On the occasion of the sixth circle (72nd) birthday anniversary of Princess Galyani Vadhana on 6 May 1995, her brother, King Bhumibol gave her the noble title "Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra" (loosely translated "Princess of Narathiwat"), making her the only female member of the Chakri Royal Family in the reign of King Rama IX to have been bestowed this title. In announcing the honored title, The King said the Princess was his only elder sister who had been with him through good and bad times, since they were young. She was the only one who had won his respect and the one who always supported him with the hope of making him happy.
The sister of the King in life was deeply involved in social and cultural initiatives. For her activities in support of Thailand and Thai people, the king has now granted that her pyre was adorned with an umbrella to seven tiered (for her ranking the ceremonial provides five tiered).