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Many minds, a single purpose

May 16, 2011 - 7:49pm

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TNP PHOTOS: Gavin Foo

An estimated 6,000 devotees turned up at the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery yesterday evening to take part in an annual event, known as the "three-steps, one-bow" ritual.

The ritual, held on the eve of Vesak Day, which falls today, remains a key segment of the festival, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and eventual nirvana of Buddha.

It has been held at the monastery for the past 27 years and is a way for devotees to pay their respects to Buddha, as they prostrate and chant mantras all along the 2km perimeter of the monastery.

More in The New Paper on Tuesday (May 17).

 

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