Donning a saffron-colored robe, Juttipong Wongpet’s life changes.
He gains a new name and loses the hair on his eyebrows and head. As a 15-day monk, Wongpet is robed for merit, earning favor for his ancestors. Although Wongpet will leave his monk name behind, for a season he will rise above the station of a layman… and bring honor to his family.
This story is part of the Andaman Rising project