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Southerners recall sad legend of Lim Ko Niao


Wooden statues of Chinese deities were carried on litters through the streets of communities in Yala province on Friday (February 7) as part of the annual Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao festival.

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Southerners recall sad legend of Lim Ko Niao Thais of Chinese ancestry celebrate the occasion honouring the goddess Lim Ko Niao – a tragic figure in Pattani lore – and other deities depicted in statues carried by staff of the Mae Ko Niao Foundation.

Southerners recall sad legend of Lim Ko Niao The occasion also features fire-walking rituals.

Southerners recall sad legend of Lim Ko Niao Lim Ko Niao supposedly travelled from China to Pattani to fetch her brother home because their mother was dying, but he refused to go, having married a daughter of Phraya Tani and converted to Islam.

Southerners recall sad legend of Lim Ko Niao Distraught, Lim Ko Niao hanged herself from a cashew tree, only to be subsequently mourned and honoured with a statue and shrine.

Southerners recall sad legend of Lim Ko Niao The annual celebration comes two weeks into the Lunar New Year.

Published : February 07, 2020

By : THE NATION