One night in Phor Kark See Temple

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one night in pks temple 01Today is Vesak Day. I jointed the volunteer group of Phor Kark See Temple to help up in selling drinks. By entering the side of the temple, there are gorgeous lotus deco being lightens up.

one night in pks temple 02In “3 Steps, 1 Bow” ceremony, devotees circumambulate the perimeter of the temple, taking every 3 steps and one bow, while chanting the name of the Buddha. This event started on Vesak Day eve at 10pm until the actual day morning 7am.

one night in pks temple 03Thousand of lanterns lighten up every corner of the temple.

one night in pks temple 04In the Hall of Great Compassion, devotees queuing to pay respect to Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva.

one night in pks temple 05On the other hands , “3 steps, 1 Bow” ceremony still going on and on every single minutes.

one night in pks temple 06Cart stores selling Buddhism related things are overwhelming with crown and heats.

one night in pks temple 07Little Buddhas are happily smiling to us.

one night in pks temple 08Comfort foods are serving for free thru out the whole Vesak Day event.

one night in pks temple 09This picture was captured in the morning 8am, a woman pushing her Granny- I guess, has shown virtues thru out, until the end of the ceremony.

one night in pks temple 10And this is the time for the lotus awakening.

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17 thoughts on “One night in Phor Kark See Temple

    gita4elamats said:
    May 25, 2013 at 12:11 am
      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 25, 2013 at 12:41 am

      Thank you for the Reblog! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    May 25, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Oh my gosh… these are beautiful pictures Sydney! It’s always so nice to see the beautiful and creative differences in our countries! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

      Oh! Thanks, Keli! I have one question out of my curiosity. Does your country celebrate Vesak day? 🙂

        kelihasablog said:
        May 26, 2013 at 4:39 am

        Not that I know of, but there could easily be sections or groups here in the U.S. who do if they are immigrants.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        May 27, 2013 at 1:09 am

        🙂

    Bams Triwoko said:
    May 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Stunning pictures… 🙂 Happy Vesak my friend.. !!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 26, 2013 at 12:26 am

      Thank you, Bams! Have a peaceful weekend! 🙂

    qiquan said:
    May 25, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Oh, now I know one more beautiful temple in Singapore, I need to go there and take a look!
    真是罪过,我那天躲在家做自己的东西。
    kc

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 26, 2013 at 12:13 am

      Is okay! Is not sinful to do nothing, is better than doing something that is sinful! 😉

    angelasommers said:
    May 30, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful blog post, and congratulations to winning the blog award! I just came home from hospital after foot surgery, and these pictures were very healing and lovely. Have a great day!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 30, 2013 at 12:43 am

      Thank you! I didn’t win the Blog, is just entering to the final top 10! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 31, 2013 at 12:38 am

      And please do take care yourself! Just lessen down the kicking for the time being! 🙂

    advocatemmmohan said:
    June 2, 2013 at 11:32 am

    wonderful festival
    thanks for posting

    sarahlouisek said:
    June 5, 2013 at 3:12 am

    What a special day. Love the lotus photo.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      June 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks! This is a very memorable night for me! 🙂

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