The Buddha Bathing Festival is a festival established to commemorate the birth of Buddha, and Buddhists around the world commemorate the birth of Buddha by bathing Buddha and other ways.
Bath Buddha Festival is an important festival of Buddhism in which Buddhists around the world commemorate Buddha ancestors in such ways as Bath Buddha. So what exactly does Bath Buddha Festival mean? Let’s get to know it.
According to legend, the eighth day of the fourth lunar month is the birthday of the Buddha. On this day, monks and nuns will put the bronze Buddha statue in water for cleaning.
During the festival, Buddhist believers will ask for water to bathe the Buddha to pray for peace. At the same time, during the Bath Buddha Festival, believers will eat fast and worship the Buddha.
The diet of the Buddha Bathing Festival has the habit of eating black vegetables and water to make rice. This kind of food was originally dedicated to the Buddha, and later gradually became the diet of the Buddha Bathing Festival.
During the Bathing Buddha Festival, there is also a unique bonding activity, which is mainly in the form of charity to pray for the fate of the afterlife.
During the Buddha bath festival, there is also the habit of releasing the animals. This habit mainly originated from the Buddhist idea of non-killing. This custom has already been practiced in the Song Dynasty of China.