Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wesak Day at The Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple

This was my 6th year observing the Wesak Day celebration at the Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Buddhists celebrated Wesak yesterday by paying respect to Lord Buddha on his birthday. Wesak Day is held to commemorate the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) and death (parinirvana) of Lord Buddha. The year 2012 marks the 2,556th Buddha Era.

This year, we went over early in the morning as we didn't want to get caught in the heavy traffic and crowd there. Arriving at the temple at about 9am was a good choice. Parking was always an issue when it comes to Wesak Day but we were lucky. Got one, not too far away from the temple.

The weather was just nice and drizzling from time to time not like the previous years when we were drenched in our sweat. Coincidentally, our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was there too together with a few others. Here are some of the photos taken...