Where Thai-brahms chant Tamil hymns

The upcoming coronation ceremony of Thailand's crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (following the Thai king's demise) will have priests chanting hymns in Tamil and Sanskrit. The fact that these hymns form a vital part of the ceremony shows the way the two countries share similarities deeply entrenched in their cultures.

"It must be quite surprising for Indians to know, but it is true," says Thailand's consul general Krongkanit Rakcharoen, who is in charge of the south Indian states.

Rakcharoen attributes the similarities in Tamil and Thai culture to the migration of brahmin priests to 'Suvarnabhumi' (south East Asia) during the Chola and Pallava periods..............Read more


Source: The Times of India

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