Wesak in Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple, Brickfields

On Wesak Day, devout Buddhists gathered at temples offering prayers to Lord Buddha and seeking Buddha’s blessings.

Wesak Day commemorates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death which took place on the same lunar date and is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the fourth lunar month or on the full moon day of May.

On this day, Buddhists worship, offer flowers and light oil lamps, burn candles and incensed joss-sticks and go vegetarian throughout the day.

The temple had prepared 9,000 packets of vegetarian food for devotees who consume no meat on the holy day to symbolise their compassion for all living things.

A floats procession from the  temple to the city streets and back was held later in the evening.

Check out the pictures below for a glimpse of the Wesak Day celebration at the Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple in Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.



Buddhist devotees entering the Sanchi main gate at the Brickfields Maha Vihara Temple.


Devotees lining up to enter the main shrine hall to pay homage to Lord Buddha.


Inside the main shrine hall, devotees pray in silence to Buddha.


A Buddhist monk in orange robe chants sacred hymns and sprinkles holy water on devotees. In the centre is the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha and on the far right is the Sleeping Buddha.


Devotees offering lotus-shaped candles and incensed joss-sticks at the Buddhist Maha Vihara temple in Brickfields, KL.


Devotees offer prayers in front of a statue of Buddha during Wesak Day.


Wesak Day is observed by paying homage to Buddha.


A devotee on her knees pray to Buddha for blessings.


A man clanging the bell continuously during a special prayer session.


Devotees lighting oil lamps, symbolising enlightenment.


A Buddhist monk in orange robe sprinkling holy water on devotees.


Free packed vegetarian food for devotees who refrain from eating meat on this day to symbolise their compassions for all living things.


Devotees write their wishes on a piece of paper (Bodhi Leaf) and hang it on a Bodhi Tree at the Asoka Hall.


There is no better time than this Wesak Day, an auspicious day, to perform a selfless act by donating blood.


Children of devotees from the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School performing a dance inside the Asoka Hall.