Hundreds of Buddhist devotees, some from as far as Thailand, gathered at Wat Puthanimittam early in the morning of November 2nd to partake in the annual Kathina Pinkama ceremony.
The ceremony of giving Kathina robes to the sangha community (the Buddhist monastic order, including monks, nuns, and novices) marks the end of the three-month seclusion of monks during the rainy season.
Kathina Pinkama ceremony is an important merit-making event of great religious significance for the Buddhist laity.
The day began with Tak Bak and chanting by the Venerable Sangha, followed by offering of vegetarian food to the Sangha.
After about an hour of complimentary vegetarian lunch for devotees, it was time for prayers and the robe offering ceremony by devotees to the Venerable Sangha.
Devotees had already registered and sponsored these Kathina robes earlier in the past few months.
Those who would like to participate in this Kathina Pinkama sponsorship for next year, either in October or November 2015, may contact Mdm. Tang Siew Tee at 019-4119443 or Mdm. Low Eng Choo at 017-5781781.
Event: Wat Puthanimittam Kathina Pinkama Ceremony
Venue: Dataran Perajurit 1, Taman Kemuncak, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Date: 2nd Nov, 2014
*for non-Muslims only
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