A Buddhist monk appeared to have been smiling after his body was exhumed by his followers two months after he died. Revered monk Luang Phor Pian died aged 92 on November 16 last year after succumbing to illness in a hospital in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok.
Pian, who was originally from Cambodia, spent the majority of his life serving as a well-known Buddhist guru in the central Thai province of Lopburi, where his body was returned after he died.
This week when his followers removed his body from its coffin, which had been kept at the temple where he served, they were shocked to find it was remarkably well preserved.
Reports said the monks had removed his body in order to fit him with new, clean robes.
Amazingly, Pian’s corpse appeared to be smiling, with followers snapping pictures of the incredible moment and sharing it to social media.
The monk’s followers will continue to pray for him until he is finally laid to rest in a ceremony to held on the 100th day after his death.