The firing of minute gun salutes during the transferring of the Royal Urn for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the Royal Cremation Day, 26 October, is meant to accord honor to His Majesty the late King.
The on-the-minute gun salutes are fired for several hours, beginning from the moment when the Royal Urn is moved from Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall within the Grand Palace.
The Royal Urn is transported on Phra Yannamas Sam Lam Khan (Palanquin with Three Poles) to Phra Maha Phichai Rajarot (Great Victory Chariot) in front of Wat Phra Chetuphon (Temple of the Reclining Buddha).
The salutes pause during the transferring of the Royal Urn from to Phra Yannamas Sam Lam Khan to Phra Maha Phichai Rajarot. They begin again when the procession of honor moves from in front of Wat Phra Chetuphon to the Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground.
The firing of minute gun salutes ends after the placement of the Royal Urn on the funeral pyre at the Royal Crematorium.