A Buddhist Integrated Model for Promoting the Candle Procession Tradition of Community in Khemarat District, Ubon Ratchathani Province

Main Article Content

Phramaha Pornchai Chanthadhammo

Abstract

The article was to be the Buddhist integrated model for promoting the candle procession tradition of the community in Khemmarat District, Ubon Ratchathani Province. The purposes of this article were to worship the Buddha 2) to glorify temples and 3) to illuminate. The study was carried out by using qualitative method as well as through studying documents, academic texts, books, the research including, fieldwork research to collect the data by interviewing. The obtained data were presented by the descriptive analysis according to the inductive method.


The results of research were found that the model of the candle procession tradition of the community in Khemmarat District, Ubon Ratchathani Province is related to the belief in Buddhism and its inheritance emphasizes relationship between temples and community. The differences between making of candles in the past and the present were the producting process, forms and decorative elements. From the past to the present, the candle-making has aimed at glorifying temples and Buddhism and for the contest. Therefore, candles made in the recent period have not been used for lighting.


The model of promotion the Buddhist integrated candle to be procession tradition of the community in Khemmarat District, Ubon Ratchathani. It should be promotion by inserting inspirational teaching principles and principles of harmony in the tradition through carving candles and tourism promotion. In addition, awareness of people in the community should be created by conducting a project to promote and provide knowledge and understanding of doctrines applied to promote the tradition. This creates faith and belief in the tradition and realization of values and benefits of effective co-working in order to get great success, which led to be happiness of people in the community, economic and social development of the community and further enhancing the quality of life of people in the community.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
Chanthadhammo, P. P. (2020). A Buddhist Integrated Model for Promoting the Candle Procession Tradition of Community in Khemarat District, Ubon Ratchathani Province. Journal of MCU Peace Studies, 8(3), 1038-1052. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/journal-peace/article/view/242689
Section
Research Articles

References

Aneksuk, B. (2001). Government and the Investment of Culture: A Case Study of the Candle Festival in Ubon Ratchathani Province Thesis Master Arts. Graduate School: Mahidol University.
Hongpukdee, N. & Hongpukdee, S. (2016). Costs of Candle Making: A Local Wisdom in the Candle Festival of Ubon Ratchathani Province. Executive Journal, 36(2), 62-78.
Isangate. (2015). Candle festival. Retrieved November 9, 2019, from http://www.isangate.com/ local/candle_01.html.
Kaewthep, K. (2011). Cultural and Religious Heritage: Creative Power in the Community.
(2nd ed). Bangkok: Sue-aksorn.
Lamton, T. (2016). A Study of Buddhist lent in Esarn’s Society. Journal of MCU Ubon Review, 1(1), 20-30.
Phra Brahmagunabhorn (P.A. Payutto). (2009). A Constitution for Living: Buddhist Principles for a Fruitful and Harmonious Life. (116th ed.). Bangkok: Department of Religion, Ministry of Culture.
Phra Naruepan Ñanissaro. (2019). The Way of Kruba’s life: Concepts and mechanisms of Participatory Social Development. Journal of Arts Management, 3(3), 205-222.
Phrakroobaideeka Supot Tapasilo et al. (2018). Youths’ Roles in Candle Festival: Refection on Gaps between Learning Process and Local Culture Preservation in Ubon Ratchatani Province. Journal of Research and Development Institute, Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University, 5(1), 77-90.
Pramaha Prakasit Thitipasitthikorn. (2020). Conscious Building the Good Citizenship in Community development and Urbanized Buddhist Community in Nakhon Pathom Province. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(1), 63-80.
Saengdeunchayand, R. & Tavachalee, R. (2019). Guidelines for the Development of Sustainable Buddhist Village Project Management. Journal of Arts Management, 3(2), 91-104.
Wisdom Foundation. (2004). Folk Wisdom with Rural Development. Bangkok: Amarin Printing.
Phrakhru Pitaksillapakhom. (2020). Buddhist Monks and Social Work in Thailand Society. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(1), 81-92.