Wesak Day (Vesak Day) is celebrated as the birthdate, as well as to commemorate Him reaching Enlightenment and His death.
Franky say, I had never celebrated Wesak Day, at least that's what I remember. So this year, I ask people around for the best place/temple to shoot photos. Since most of them were suggesting about Brickfield, so I decided to go there this year.
I am glad that I could finally had an outing with Ah Lick, a best friend of mine who works now as a fulltime photographer.
We reach the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields around 10pm. The temple is very crowded, you get to see all sort of people, black white yellow brown coming to this place to celebrate Wesak.
The road leading to the temple. There were stalls selling flowers, books, and some donation booths. You can see there were many beggars along the road too.
The main gate known as the Sanchi Gate. We walked in and started taking photos around.
They kept refill the oil lamps to make sure that the flames do not go out.
Volunteers for the blood donation.
Children art competition.
Devotees from different races.
The Bodhi Tree, the same species which Gautama Buddha meditated under and achieved Enlightenment.
Lotus fountain used as a wishing well.
Throwing coins into the well wishing for good lucks.
A kid was donating money to the beggars.
We left the place around 1pm. It wasn't like what I expected, I realized there actually has not much of interesting things to shoot. I ended up shooting hundreds of pictures but there aren't many that I really satisfied.
After had our lunch at A&W, I decided to visit another temple, the Wat Chetawan, which is a Thai temple to hunt for more interesting shots. I will share the photos here after this.