Are Thai kings Hindu?
The monarchs from the reigning Chakri dynasty that was founded in 1782 are called the Rama Kings, after the Hindu God Rama, the avatar of Lord Vishnu. The institution of the Thai monarchy, which is roughly 800 years old, has its roots in Hinduism and Buddhism.
Why Thailand King is called RAM?
All kings in the current Chakri dynasty of Thailand are often referred to as Rama. The name Rama was adopted from the name of the Hindu God Rama, an avatar of Vishnu. The use of the name “Rama ‘n’th” is in line with Thai practice of giving numbers to the king in the current dynasty.
Is Ramayana famous in Thailand?
In King Rama I’s version of the Ramakien all names, places, traditions, and flora and fauna were adapted to a Thai context. In this form, the Rama story has become an epic of national character in Thailand, and it is very popular not only as a literary work, but also as a mask dance (khon) and even TV drama.
Which country still has a king?
|Realm / Kingdom||Monarch (Birth)||Type|
|State of Qatar||Emir Tamim bin Hamad (b. 1980)||Mixed|
|Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||King Salman bin Abdulaziz (b. 1935)||Absolute|
|Kingdom of Spain||King Felipe VI (b. 1968)||Constitutional|
|Kingdom of Sweden||King Carl XVI Gustaf (b. 1946)||Constitutional|