ព្រះរាជពិធីបុណ្យច្រត់ព្រះនង្គ័ល (Preah Reach Pithi Chrot Preah Neangkol)
In the ceremony, two sacred oxen are hitched to a wooden plough and they plough a furrow in some ceremonial ground, while rice seed is sown by court Brahmins. After the ploughing, the oxen are offered plates of food, including rice, corn, green beans, sesame, fresh-cut grass, water and rice whisky.
Depending on what the oxen eat, court astrologers and Brahmins make a prediction on whether the coming growing season will be bountiful or not.
Below some pictures of the preparations for the 2016 ceremony (organized on May 24 2016) at the Angkor Archeological Park.