Banteay Meanchey – Villagers in Tampa Por commune, Malai district, Banteay Meanchey province, say their rice crop this year has suffered a drought and monsoon damage, so invited four monks pray for rain at the site of an ancient temple near their village.
The prayer ceremony was held on the morning of August 25, 2019, with nearly 100 villagers in attendance.
According to sources in the village of Tuol Prasat, there are four ancient temples that are preserved by the villagers, and are known as a place of pilgrimage. Villagers often come to pray for peace and happiness, and many prayers are often answered.
Villagers say that they believe in the powers of the temple ruins. Once, for example, a man had come to take possession of the land, but after clearing the forest, was traveling to work in Thailand and was involved in an accident that left him dead.
Villagers in the region facing problems always pray in cases such as drought for rain to help them grow rice. NKD News