Sunday, February 21, 2010

Temple - Lunar New Year Celebration

On the eve of the recent Lunar New Year, thousands of Buddhist from the local community visited the Vietnamese Phat Hue Pagoda in Frankfurt, Germany. People went to the temple not only to pay homage to the Buddha but to participate in New Year celebration held in the temple.

A view inside the temple

A resident monk addressing the crowd

Devotees offering prayers to the Buddha

A praying session in progress

Devotees chanting

Meditation session in progress

Hundred of visitors thronged the temple on the eve of Lunar New Year

Two young men waiting to perform lion dance

The lion dance wishes the monk and his temple and receives the monk's blessings in return

The "cute" God of Prosperity having his picture taken with a monk

The resident monk giving out oranges to children

It's time for the lion dance to venture outdoor

The lion dance perform in freezing condition outside the temple premise