In the realm of traditional customs and folklore, a peculiar event unfolded recently that beautifully exhibits the profound faith and extraordinary promises made to ethereal entities. This unusual story unfolded within the peaceful ambiance of a cemetery located in Sa Wang Het, Thung Hiang, Phanat Nikhom, and Chon Buri, where a couple named Toong and Oi orchestrated an extravagant feast.
Toong and Oi were by no means living an easy life. They found themselves neck-deep in a bottomless pit of debts, amounting to several millions of bahts. The despairing circumstances forced them to call upon divine intervention, and they turned towards the spirits residing in the cemetery. The couple began their evening with heartfelt prayers, addressing the cemetery’s guardian deity and the spirits who had no relatives to their names.
In a remarkable turn of events, as they prayed, an apparently random numerical sequence, 969, etched itself on a burning joss stick. The crowd of eager lottery enthusiasts present swiftly jumped at the numinous suggestion, eager to apply this newfound charm in the forthcoming lottery draw.
Toong and Oi had previously dined at Nay Pochana, a renowned restaurant run by Vinai Rattavitayakorn. They fell so hard for his delectable culinary creations that they decided to hire Rattavitayakorn to cater their divine banquet. Imagine this spectacle – 23 elaborate Chinese banquet tables sprawled across a cemetery, bearing a variety of mouthwatering courses, meticulously prepared to charm the ethereal hosts.
While treating their invisible guests to cinematic masterpieces and delicious food within the cemetery’s confines, the couple divulged a fascinating tale. They narrated how they had made a pledge to the wandering souls during a previous passage through the Wat Nen Lang Tao cemetery. If the spirits could wave their magic wand to free them from their crippling debt and usher prosperity into their business, they swore to return, bearing a rich banquet and screenings of delightful movies.
To everyone’s disbelief, their business began to sprout new, invigorating leaves, following their cemetery ritual. Their debts, once as monumental as mountains, disappeared, and they found themselves stationed on the realm of stability. Overjoyed, they rushed to fulfill their vow, hosting one banquet at the Wat Nen Lang Tao cemetery, followed by another the ensuing day. Their faith in the spectral residents of these two cemeteries was cemented with the miraculous turnaround in their business.
True to their word and rituals, Toong and Oi burned numbered joss sticks once again, seeking continued blessings for their lottery luck. Coincidence or not, the number 969 manifested again. Crystal clear in their minds, they planned to harness this divinely presented number to test their luck, claims a report in KhaoSod.
A whopping budget of over 100,000 baht was expended in organising these surreal events. Nevertheless, for Toong and Oi, it was a small price to pay for their miraculous release from financial hardships. This charming narrative of faith, tradition, prosperity, and feasts is indeed a testament to the enduring power of cultural beliefs.