|Budhist Temple in Brick Fields|
Vesak Day, which is birth day or enlighten day of Gautama Budha is celebrated through out the world. It is known as Budha Purnima or Budha Jayanti in India. It is a full moon day mostly falls in April or May months based on lunar calendar. The festival is to remind devotees about the teachings of Budha to lead a peaceful life. Devotees are encouraged to donate money in charity , help the poor, stay vegetarian and meditate.
This year, Vesak Day fell on 24th May, 2013 which is a public holiday in Malaysia. Before a week onwards the preparation started. Decorating the vehicles with lights and flowers for Vesak Day celebration. Mini shopping area opened on 23rd May around the temple.
For those who lives in Palm Court it is better to stay at home than going out on Vesak Day as it will be a full traffic jam.
It is a common belief in many that Laughing Budha brings luck for once family or shop if the statue is placed in proper place. There is an interesting story about it which I will share in my next post.