Sunday, May 10, 2009

Vesak Day 2009

Vesak Day falls on 9 May this year. On this day, many buddhists visit the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple (观音堂佛祖庙 or 四马路观音堂) to pray to Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy; 观音) for good luck.

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple

Besides offering joss sticks to Guan Yin, many buddhists also buy flowers (e.g. lotus flowers) from stalls outside the temple and offer them to Guan Yin.

Stalls selling Flowers

Happy Vesak Day to all Buddhists!


Gattina said...

Happy vesak Day ! I am not a buddhist, but I like the philosphy ! the pictures are so nice to see !

Ebie said...

Happy Vesak Day. I love Chinese architecture.

Indrani said...

Great festive shots!
Happy Vesak Day!

Hazel said...

That's a busy temple. Happy Vesak day to you.

Khitara said...

Wow! Two entries for WS. Love the cake, it's chocolate! Yum!

..xia.. said...

Happy Vesak Day! May you all have the luck you are wishing for!:-)

The Queen Bee said...

Happy Mother's day. My WS entry is here

Anya said...

What a lovely Vesak day or party :)
Its looking Great ^__^
Nice shots !!