One night in Phor Kark See Temple
Today 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.
In “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.
Thousand of lanterns lighten up every corner of the temple.
In the Hall of Great Compassion, devotees queuing to pay respect to Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva.
On the other hands , “3 steps, 1 Bow” ceremony still going on and on every single minutes.
Cart stores selling Buddhism related things are overwhelming with crown and heats.
Little Buddhas are happily smiling to us.
Comfort foods are serving for free thru out the whole Vesak Day event.
This 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.
And this is the time for the lotus awakening.
17 thoughts on “One night in Phor Kark See Temple”
May 25, 2013 at 12:11 am
Reblogged this on ELANA – The Voice of the Future.
May 25, 2013 at 12:41 am
Thank you for the Reblog! 🙂
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! 😀
May 26, 2013 at 12:25 am
Oh! Thanks, Keli! I have one question out of my curiosity. Does your country celebrate Vesak day? 🙂
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.
May 27, 2013 at 1:09 am
May 25, 2013 at 11:34 am
Stunning pictures… 🙂 Happy Vesak my friend.. !!
May 26, 2013 at 12:26 am
Thank you, Bams! Have a peaceful weekend! 🙂
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!
May 26, 2013 at 12:13 am
Is okay! Is not sinful to do nothing, is better than doing something that is sinful! 😉
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!
May 30, 2013 at 12:43 am
Thank you! I didn’t win the Blog, is just entering to the final top 10! 🙂
May 31, 2013 at 12:38 am
And please do take care yourself! Just lessen down the kicking for the time being! 🙂
June 2, 2013 at 11:32 am
thanks for posting
June 3, 2013 at 12:14 am
You are welcome! 🙂
June 5, 2013 at 3:12 am
What a special day. Love the lotus photo.
June 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Thanks! This is a very memorable night for me! 🙂