Color of the Days = Sĕe Pràjam Wan = สีประจำวัน

Have you ever wondered why there are people wearing yellow shirts everywhere in Thailand?

To make a short story long: In Thai traditions, there is an astrological rule that had been influenced by Hindu mythology. The color is assigned based on the God who protects the day. And the story has something to do with Shiva.

//Information below has been taken from Wikipedia.

Sunday – Shiva transformed 6 lions and a red cloth, coupled with elixir of life, and these had become Surya, red body.

Monday – Shiva transformed 15 angels and a pale yellow cloth, coupled with elixir of life, and these had become Chandra, pale yellow body.

Tuesday – Shiva transformed 8 buffaloes and a hazy red cloth, coupled with elixir of life, and these had become Mangala, pale red body.

Wednesday – Shiva transformed 17 elephants and a leafy green cloth, coupled with elixir of life, and these had become Budha, emerald colored body.

Thursday – Shiva transformed 19 hermits and a reddish orange clothe, coupled with elixir of life, and these had become Brihaspati, reddish orange body.

Friday – Shiva transformed 21 oxen and a blue clothe, coupled with elixir of life, and these had become Shukra, indigo body.

Saturday – Shiva transformed 10 tigers and a faded black clothe, coupled with elixir of life, and these had become Shani, faded black or violet body.

Color of the Days

**I chose the word ‘transform’ for some obvious reason.

The answer to the above question is: Our King Bhumibol was born on Monday, therefore throughout Thailand it is decorated with yellow color. When I was young, everyone would assume that I would like purple color, just because I was born on Saturday. But now no, me love some pastel colors.

Question:

On which day was our Queen Sirikit born?

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