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Theravada Ranks in Detail

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A List of Monk’s Ranks (and Rank Fans)
Revised 2541 (1998) According to the Council of Elders (Mahatherasamakhom)
at Meeting # 6/2541 on the 27th day of February 2541 (1998)

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1. Somdet Phrasangkharatchao

2. Somdet Phrasangkharat

3. Somdet Phraratchakhana chan suphannabat

Phraratchakhana

4. Phraratchakhana chaokhanarong chan hiranyabat

5. Phraratchakhana chaokhanarong chan sanyabat

6. Phraratchakhana chan tham

7. Phraratchakhana chan thep

8. Phraratchakhana chan raj

9. Phraratchakhana chan saman

— Phraratchakhana palat khwa - palat sai

— Phraratchakhana rongchaokhana phak

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— Phraratchakhana chaokhana changwat

— Phraratchakhana rongchaokhana changwat

— Phraratchakhana chan saman parian fai wiphatsana thura (vipassana dhura)
— Phraratchakhana chan saman parian po. tho. 9-8-7-6-5-4-3
— Phraratchakhana chan saman thiapparian fai wiphatsana thura (vipassana dhura)
— Phraratchakhana chan saman thiapparian

— Phraratchakhana chan samanyok fai wiphatsana thura (vipassana dhura)

— Phraratchakhana chan samanyok

(in the event of a royal kathin ceremony, an abbot of a certain temple may sit ahead of another monk with a higher rank)

Phrakhrusanyabat

10. Phrakhrusanyabat chaokhana changwat

11. Phrakhrusanyabat rongchaokhana changwat

12. Phrakhrusanyabat chaoawat phra aram luang chan-ek

13. Phrakhrusanyabat chaokhana amphoe chan-phiset

14. Phrakhrupalat khong somdet phraratchakhana

15. Phrapariantham 9 prayok

16. Phrakhrusanyabat chaoawat phra aram luang chan-tho

17. Phrakhrusanyabat chaokhana amphoe chan-ek

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18. Phrakhrusanyabat chaoawat phra aram luang chan-tri

19. Phrakhrusanyabat chaokhana amphoe chan-tho

20. Phrakhrusanyabat rongchaoawat phra aram luang chan-ek

21. Phrakhrusanyabat rongchaoawat phra aram luang chan-tho

22. Phrakhrusanyabat rongchaoawat phra aram luang chan-tri

23. Phrakhrusanyabat phuchuai chaoawat phra aram luang chan-phiset (or the equivalent)

24. Phrakhrusanyabat phuchuai chaoawat phra aram luang chan-ek fai wiphatsana thura (vipassana dhura) (or the equivalent)

25. Phrakhrusanyabat phuchuai chaoawat phra aram luang chan-ek (or the equivalent)

26. Phrakhrupalat khong phraratchakhanarong chan hiranyabat

27. Phrakhrupalat khong phraratchakhanarong chan sanyabat

28. Phrakhruthananukrom chan-ek khong somdet phrasangkharat

29. Phrapariantham 8 prayok

30. Phrakhrusanyabat phuchuai chaoawat phra aram luang chan-tho (or the equivalent)

31. Phrapariantham 7 prayok

32. Phrakhrupalat khong phraratchakhana chan tham

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33. Phrakhruthananukrom chan-tho khong somdet phra sangkharat (phrakhru parit)

34. Phrakhrusanyabat rongchaokhana amphoe chan-ek

35. Phrakhrusanyabat rongchaokhana amphoe chan-tho

36. Phrakhrusanyabat chaokhana tambon chan-ek fai wiphatsana thura (vipassana dhura)

37. Phrakhrusanyabat chaokhana tambon chan-ek

38. Phrakhrusanyabat chaokhana tambon chan-tho

39. Phrakhrusanyabat chaokhana tambon chan-tri

40. Phrakhrusanyabat chaoawat watrat chan-ek

41. Phrakhrusanyabat chaoawat watrat chan-tho fai wiphatsana thura (vipassana dhura)

42. Phrakhrusanyabat chaoawat watrat chan-tho

43. Phrakhrusanyabat chaoawat watrat chan-tri

44. Phrakhrusanyabat rongchaoawat watrat

45. Phrakhrusanyabat phuchuai chaoawat watrat

46. Phrapariantham 6 prayok
47. Phrapariantham 5 prayok
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48. Phrakhrupalat khong phraratchakhana chan thep

49. Phrakhrupalat khong phraratchakhana chan thep

50. Phrakhru winaithon

51. Phrakhru thammathon

52. Phrakhru khusuat

53. Phrapariantham 4 prayok

54. Phrapalat khong phraratchakhana chan saman

55. Phrapariantham 3 prayok

56. Phrakhru rongkhusuat

57. Phrakhru sangkharak

58. Phrakhru samu

59. Phrakhru baithika

60. Phra samu

61. Phra baithika

62. Phra phithikam

Department of Religious Affairs
27 February 2541

Note: The webmasters have added color to the text to indicate the nature of how the rank is attained.
Italic text indicates a rank attained by “merit” (administration, work, or reputation) ;
Bold indicates a rank attained via educational accomplishments.

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