YALA – Four-year-old twins have been married in a traditional Thais Buddhists wedding in Thailand’s southern Province of Yala, in the superstitious belief that it was needed to undo their bad karma.
Many Thais Buddhists hold the ancient belief that opposite-sex twins were lovers in the past life but prevented from being together. They are born as twins to pursue their married life together.
The parents of Kothanon (Jeff) and Kotchamanat (Jeef) hosted the wedding at their house in Yala’s Mueang district, attended by relatives and guests from near and far.
Wallapa, the mother, said the twins had strong bonds since their birth; they had been inseparable.
The wedding was meant to give them blessing, ward off bad luck and fix their bad karma, she said.
She held the wedding ceremony with all details of Thai customs including groom parade, religious rite and dowry offering.