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The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 5   2 comments


The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 5

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Wesak Eve Night 100

The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 4   2 comments


The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 4

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From Wikipedia.
Wesak or Vesak

Vesākha (Pali; Sanskrit: Vaiśākha), also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists on different days in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar and in other places all over the world. Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s Birthday”, it actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition.

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History

The decision to agree to celebrate Vesākha as the Buddha’s birthday was formalized at the first conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists held in Sri Lanka in 1950, although festivals at this time in the Buddhist world are a centuries-old tradition. The resolution that was adopted at the World Conference reads as follows:

That this Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, while recording its appreciation of the gracious act of His Majesty, the Maharaja of Nepal in making the full-moon day of Vesak a Public Holiday in Nepal, earnestly requests the Heads of Governments of all countries in which large or small number of Buddhists are to be found, to take steps to make the full-moon day in the month of May a Public Holiday in honour of the Buddha, who is universally acclaimed as one of the greatest benefactors of Humanity.

On Vesākha Day, Buddhists all over the world commemorate events of significance to Buddhists of all traditions: The birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha. As Buddhism spread from India it was assimilated into many foreign cultures, and consequently Vesākha is celebrated in many different ways all over the world. In India, Vaishakh Purnima day is also known as Buddha Jayanti day and has been traditionally accepted as Buddha’s birth day.

In 1999, the United Nations resolved to internationally observe the day of Vesak at its headquarters and offices.
The name of the observance is derived from the Pali term vesākha or Sanskrit vaiśākha, which is the name of the lunar month in the Hindu calendar falling in April–May (see Vaisakha). In Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the holiday is known by its Sanskrit name (Vaiśākha) and derived variants of it. Local renditions of the name vary by language, including:

Assamese: বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা Buddho Purnima
Bengali: বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা Buddho Purnima, বুদ্ধ জয়ন্তী Buddho Joyonti, ভেসাক Bhesak
Dzongkha: སྟོན་པའི་དུས་ཆེན་༥ འཛོམས་ Dhüchen Nga Zom
Burmese: ကဆုန်လပြည့် ဗုဒ္ဓနေ့ “Full Moon Day”
Chinese: 佛陀誕辰紀念日; pinyin: Fótuó dànchén jìniàn rì, 佛誕 (Fódàn, Birthday of the Buddha), 浴佛節 (Yùfójié, Occasion of Bathing the Buddha), 衛塞節 (Wèisāi jié)
Hindi: बुद्ध पूर्णिमा Buddha Pūrṇimā, बुद्ध जयन्ती Buddha Jayantī, वैशाख पूर्णिमा Vaisākh Pūrṇimā
Indonesian: Hari Raya Waisak
Japanese: 花祭 Hanamatsuri (Day of Flowers)
Khmer: វិសាខបូជា Visak Bochea
Kannada: ಬುದ್ಧ ಪೌರ್ಣಮಿ Buddha Pournami
Hangul: 석가 탄신일; hanja: 釋迦誕辰日; RR: Seokka Tanshin-il (Birthday of the Shakyamuni Buddha)
Lao: ວິສາຂະບູຊາ Vixakha Bouxa
Malay: Hari Wesak (هاري ويسق)
Mongolian: Бурхан Багшийн Их Дүйцэн Өдөр (Lord Buddha’s Great Festival Day)
Newar: स्वांया पुन्हि Swānyā Punhi
Nepali: बुद्ध पुर्णिमा Buddha Purnima, बुद्ध जयन्ति Buddha Jayanti
Sinhalese: වෙසක් Vesak
Tamil: விசாக தினம் Vicāka Tiṉam
Telugu: బుద్ధ పౌర్ణమి Buddha Pournami or alternatively Telugu: వైశాఖ పౌర్ణమి Vaisakha Pournami
Thai: วิสาขบูชา Wisakha Bucha
Tibetan: ས་ག་ཟླ་བ།, THL: Sa Ga Dawa
Vietnamese: Phật Đản (Birthday of the Buddha)

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim.

The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 2
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More photographs on my father’s wake for 5 days – Part 3   Leave a comment


More photographs on my father’s wake for 5 days – Part 3. There are so many shots taken by my photographer friends and myself so I can randomly choose these photos for record sake. Thank you to my photographer friends and to one & all relatives and friends for assisting and kind attendance our family during our bereavement.

SP Lim

More photographs on my father’s wake for 5 days – Part 1   Leave a comment


More photographs on my father’s wake for 5 days – Part 1. There are so many shots taken by my photographer friends and myself so I can randomly choose these photos for record sake. Thank you to my photographer friends and to one & all relatives and friends for assisting and kind attendance our family during our bereavement.

SP Lim

From my Chinese Opera or Wayang Photo Archives of 2010   1 comment


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This is a series of photographs which I shot in 2010. When I was young, I never did appreciate such culturally rich wayang or Chinese Opera. As the years past, the local Chinese Opera is a dying lot if they do not re-invent themselves with new actors and actresses. Thus some of these Troupes employ “imported” stars from China or even Thailand. Nowadays we can even see Wayang Troupes from Fujian, China coming to our Malaysian shores during the Hungry Ghosts Month. It has been an objective for me to capture these Chinese Operas shows before these are scarce or extinct. However, the only set-back is that I am thoroughly English-educated and thus readung and conversing in Mandarin is indeed an obstacle for me to overcome.

SP Lim

Writing is a struggle against silence. — Carlos Fuentes

Poh Hock Seah’s Flame Watching or Chneah Hoay Ceremony at Hai Choo Soo Temple, Tg Tokong, Penang   Leave a comment


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This is a series of photographs which I captured but I had a problem with ISO thus some blurry photos resulted. Please also find ONE photograph showing the Hneoh Thneah or Sacred Urn with the actual falme soaring from it. Please note that this is the FIRST photograph taken of the ceremony in the hundred years-long tradition.

SP Lim

Sunrise at Gurney Drive, George Town, Penang   Leave a comment


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I took this series of HDR photographs at Gurney Drive this morning of Thursday, January 19, 2012. It was low tide and I wanted to take some egrets but I did not bring my 500 mm lens.

SP Lim

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. — Tennessee Williams

Learning afresh   Leave a comment


Yes, indeed off to a fresh start in 2011 as my Spaces blog migrated to WordPress. Have to redesign and upload the number of photo albums in Skydrive to make this blog with more photos.

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