Wesak Day is observed on 29th May (Tuesday) this year. This holy day of devotion is also known as “Lord Buddha’s birthday” although it is a day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Guatama Buddha. Widely celebrated in Malaysia by Buddhists, temples and wats are open early for devotees to offer their prayers.

wat

wat means 'temple' in Thai

Listed below is the Wesak Day programme of Wat Siribunyamagaram in Ipoh, observed annually*.

Date: 28th May, 2018 (Wesak Eve)
8am – 9pm:
Offering of lotus candles, flowers and incense to the Buddha
Sprinkling of holy water by Bhikkus

Date: 29th May, 2018 (Wesak Day)
7am – Lighting of lotus candles by devotees
7.30am – Observance of 5 precepts
10am – Sprinkling of holy water by Bhikkus
11am – Buddha puja
– Observance of 5 precepts
– Offering of Sanghidana
– Offering of food to Bhikkus
– Lunch for devotees

7pm – Dharma talk on the significance of Wesak Day
8pm – Procession around the Shrine Hall followed by lotus candles and incense to the Buddha

*for non-Muslims only.

Wat Siribunyamagaram
(managed by Pertubuhan Penganut Agama Buddha Wat Sribunya Maggarama)
Address: 88 & 90, Jalan Raja Dihilir (Jalan Tambun), 30350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel: 05-5459211
GPS Coordinates: N 04 36.068′ E 101 6.842′

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