Bathing Buddha at the Big Buddha, Tian Tan Statue in Hong Kong

Bathing Buddha at the Big Buddha, Tian Tan Statue in Hong Kong

This photo was taken on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, at the Big Buddha (Tian Tan) Statue.

While most visitors pay their respects to the giant Buddha (weighing in at 250 tons), this smaller Buddha statue also warrants attention for its bathing ceremony.

The Washing of Buddha is a ceremony that signifies the cleansing of both outer and inner dirt.

After kneeling upon the cushion, one should fill the ladle with water and pour it over the Buddha’s head three times, repeating sequentially: “May I eliminate all evil thought, May I cultivate good deeds, May I help save all living things”. 

Look for the smaller Buddha in back of the main statue.

 

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