Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy Wesak 2012

In conjunction with Wesak day today, I went to the Maha Vihara at Brickfields yesterday evening to light some lamps. The place is all set for Wesak today. There were flags and banners all along Jalan Berhala leading to the temple. The main shrine hall is also all spic-and-span. Some of the monks were putting on a huge flower garland, offered by a devotee.
Wesak eve at Maha Vihara Brickfields KL 2012
Flags and banners at the Maha Vihara, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
Main Hall Maha Vihara Brickfields
Monks getting busy with putting on a huge garland on the image of Buddha in the main shrine hall.
Buddha at the Maha Vihara Brickfields
A bit to the left...a bit more...
Flags for Wesak Day 2012 at Buddhist Maha Vihara Brickfields
More flags strung to the main shrine hall.

A stage was set for the Malaysian PM who is supposedly there today. There was a trickle of devotees at the vihara yesterday, but most of the crowd were made up of volunteers getting things set up for events that start in the evening and goes on until tomorrow.
Stalls outside the Maha Vihara Brickfields KL 2012
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Wesak Day eve 2012 at Maha Vihara Brickfields KL
Flowers for sale from stalls set along Jalan Berhala.
Hmm, I wonder if I can get a ride in this bike...Monks walking towards the Maha Vihara.

There were many stalls selling flowers and small arrangements to be used as offerings. Besides those stalls, there were a few food and drink stalls already up and operating, plus a few more that was being set up in the evening. Happy Wesak and may all be well and happy!

Click here to see pictures of Wesak Day at Brickfields and the procession through KL at night.


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    1. Happy Wesak. I just came back from a trip to the Vihara plus standing at Bukit Bintang watching the procession. It was quite a crowd puller.

  2. Happy Wesak Day. Living in Adelaide, I did not realise it was Wesak Day.

    1. Thanks. I had fun watching the procession last night at Jalan Bukit Bintang.