Rock formation in Mekong mentioned to be the place Buddha met Naga serpents

Now that the water level within the Mekong has dropped to only one metre deep, a rock formation can now be seen above water, and locals consider the rock has Buddha’s footprints. A Thai legend says Naga serpents invited Buddha to preach in their underwater palaces. The serpents then asked Buddha to leave his footprints on the mouth of the river. Locals and vacationers alike at the moment are visiting the positioning in Nakhon Phanom province.
The province is also planning activities to draw more visitors to the rock from now until Songkaran, the annual Thai water pageant. The legend of the Naga is important in Thailand, particularly to folks in the Northeast, and is associated with water. Northeastern Thai legends say a water angel ordered Nagas to play in a lake, and the water they splashed fell all the method down to earth as rain. To this present day, many Thais nonetheless pray to and thank Nagas for rain.
Elusive , Northeastern Thais shoot home-made rockets into the air to wake up the Nagas, hoping they will splash water down to earth on their crops.
Hopefully, the Nagas might help with the Mekong’s falling water level. Reports say this drawback is attributable to outflow restrictions from Chinese dams, and below-average rainfall this year..

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