Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Candle Procession at Putthamonton


Macha Bucha Day -  Nakorn Pathom - Thailand.

Phuttamonthon, Thailand

Faithful Thai Buddhists circle the large standing Buddha 3 times with lit candles in a bid to make merit.

Self-realisation (The burning intensifies)

Macha Bucha is a Buddhist holy day and marks a point in history when 1,250 of the Lord Buddha's followers gathered to hear his sermon. This type of ceremony is usually held at the local temple.

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