Monday, March 5, 2012

Video of the Day: Makha Bucha 2012

March 4th, 2012 was Makha Bucha day at Wat Sacramento Buddhavanaram. Many lay people came to celebrate the holy day of the Buddhism. People offered food and donation money.

Makha Bucha Day is observed on the full moon of the third lunar month, which is usually the end of February or early March.

Makha Bucha Day commemorates a day when 1,250 monks, all from different places and on their own initiative, spontaneously came to pay homage to the Buddha and receive the first sermon of Lord Buddha following His Enlightment.

In Pali, Makha is the name of the third lunar month, and Bucha means "to venerate." On this day, Thai Buddhists gather at sunset in their local temples to participate in candlelight processions called Wian Tian. Ceremonies express appreciation for the order of monks founded by the Buddha and for the Three Jewels -- the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha.

Here's the video clip



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