The common traditional customs of the festival include Buddha bathing, fasting, release, bonding and begging, etc. The main purpose is to pray for the blessing of the Buddha.
The Bathing Buddha Festival is one of the most important Buddhist festivals in China. It falls on the eighth day of the fourth month of the lunar calendar every year. So what do you know about the bathing Buddha Festival? Now let’s give you a detailed introduction.
Bathing Buddha: According to legend, April 8th in the lunar calendar is the birthday of Sakyamuni. On this day, monks and nuns all scented flowers and candles, put the bronze Buddha in the water, and bathed the Buddha. Turtle and carp), begging for a child, and praying for the blessing of the Buddha. Buddhist temples around the world hold offerings for Buddha’s birthday, and many Buddhist believers will come to participate.
Lent meeting: Lent meeting, also known as eating Lent meeting, good meeting. By the temple monks convened, please good men and women in the lunar calendar on the eighth day of the fourth month to go to the meeting, read the Buddhist scriptures, eat fasting, because the participants to eat, you have to pay “will seal money”. Generally eat fasting is to eat vegetarian, can not eat meat. Many elderly people believe in Buddhism, every first day, the 15th are to eat fasting and recite Buddha.
Release: Buddhism advocates not killing life, and there is a custom of releasing it during the Buddha Bathing Festival. Many pilgrims will go to the temple to set them free. Generally speaking, carp and turtles are put into the river to set them free.
Bond: bond is to pray for the bond of the world in the form of charity.
Request for children: People always want to use their wishes on special days, begging for its realization, in the Bath Buddha Festival to ask for children, whether in life or in the TV series, often see such a scene.