The Bowl by patcheah


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Candid Street photography of a Theravada nun,Melbourne city,Australia
It was the first time that alms giving was done during Vesak day in Melbourne city-a very special occasion for all Buddhists.
Taken at Pindabata ( alms giving) in Melbourne city,Australia during Vesak ( Buddha’s day) celebration. On Vesak day, devout Buddhists and followers alike are expected and requested to assemble in their various temples before dawn for the ceremonial, and honorable, hoisting of the Buddhist flag and the singing of hymns in praise of the holy triple gem: The Buddha, The Dharma (his teachings), and The Sangha (his disciples). Devotees may bring simple offerings of flowers, candles and joss-sticks to lay at the feet of their teacher. These symbolic offerings are to remind followers that just as the beautiful flowers would wither away after a short while and the candles and joss-sticks would soon burn out, so too is life subject to decay and destruction. Devotees are enjoined to make a special effort to refrain from killing of any kind. They are encouraged to partake of vegetarian food for the day. Vesak is an annual holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in many Asian countries like India, Nepal, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia and Taiwan.

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much Bobby for your compliment : )

    – patcheah

  • davvi
    davvialmost 3 years ago

    wonderful light.

  • Many thanks for your compliment .

    – patcheah

  • Nadar
    Nadaralmost 3 years ago

    Excellent shot with great lighting.

  • Thank you very much Nadar.

    – patcheah

  • Esther  Moliné
    Esther Molinéalmost 3 years ago

    brilliant candid capture and the light is great!

  • Thanks Esther for your wonderful comment.

    – patcheah

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 3 years ago

    amazingly beautiful capture. XOXOXOXOXO

  • Thank you so much Shar,appreciate the fav : )

    – patcheah

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you,Francis.

    – patcheah

  • Vesna *
    Vesna *almost 3 years ago

    pure serenity

  • Thank you so much Vesna,appreciate the fav : )

    – patcheah

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 3 years ago

  • WOW! Thank you so much Karen for this privilege. So happy to wake up to your banner.Appreciate the fav .

    – patcheah

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely highlights and composition in this great shot Pat

  • Thank you very much Georgie for your wonderful comment : )

    – patcheah

  • laruecherie
    laruecheriealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for this honour,greatly appreciated : )

    – patcheah

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