Buddha’ s Birthday-- Shaolin Temple Hosts the Buddha Bathing Day Assembly in Guimao Year

Publish Date:2023-05-29

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May 26 or the 8th day of the fourth lunar month in Guimaoy Year is Sakyamuni’ s birthday. This morning Shaolin Temple, the ancestral monastery of Chan sect, hosted the Buddha-Bathing Day to remark, merits and virtues of which were returned to pray for the permanence of Buddhist dharma, world peace, safety of the country and people and good weather of the crops. The event was presided over by the great monk Shi Yongxin, abbot of Shaolin Temple meanwhile permanent monks of Shaolin Temple, believers from the ten directions and others attended it, benefited from it and shared dharma joys.

Inviting the image of prince Sakyamuni

The Great Monk Shi Yongxin makes the crystal image of prince Sakyamuni standing in the copper basin

Devoutly worshiping Buddha

The Great Monk Shi Yongxin baths the crystal prince

Shaolin monks bath Buddha

Believers bath Buddha

The site of the Buddha Bathing Day in Longhua Temple, Xuchang 

The site of the Buddha Bathing Day in Panshan Northern Shaolin Temple, Tianjin province

The site of the Buddha Bathing Day in Mingxin Temple, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province

The site of the Buddha Bathing Day in Tiangong Temple in Dongyang, Zhejiang Province

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