The Beliefs in Ancestral Spirit of Mon community, Sam Khok District, Pathum Thani Province

Authors

  • Sirada Tienkow Faculty of Humanities and Social Scicences

Keywords:

Ancestor spirit, Mon, Mon spirit

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to study Mon culture about the beliefs in ancestral spirit of people in Mon community, Sam Khok District, Pathum Thani Province. The researcher selected the sample group by using purposive sampling technique from population in Mon community area, 15 villages, to collect data about identity of community, residential settlement, way of life, culture and tradition, community history, and ancestral spirit beliefs. Data were collected via participatory observation method to collect information about activities in the community and focus group discussion method to examine community fundamental and cultural information about beliefs in ancestral spirit. The result of the study found that the beliefs in ancestral spirit of Mon people in Sam Khok District, Pathum Thani province could be classified into three types as follows: ancestral spirits, village guardian spirit, and belief of superstition and unfortunate, which there were 36 rituals (beliefs) have been inherited and practiced up to present.

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Published

2020-11-13

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บทความวิจัย (Research Article)