Monday, May 12, 2008

Today is Buddha's Birthday!

Almost a month ago I posted a blog entry about Buddha's Birthday - since those lanterns hanging on the street marks His Birthday. It is the most commented blog entry because of the cherry blossoms fotos. The link is below:
http://peterahon.blogspot.com/2008/04/happy-birthday-buddha.html

But actually today is the real day of Buddha's Birthday here in Korea. I think in other countries his birthday is celebrated in other dates. Perhaps it was the Hallyu (Korean wave) from South Asia (India/Nepal/Tibet?) to China-Korea-Japan or East Asia.

OM MANI PADME HUM

Happy Birthday Buddha!

May peace reign in hearts, mind and soul... Ooooommm... Shanti.....

Below are photos taken at the Buddhist Temple located at the 518 Memorial Park, Sangmu, Gwangju, ROK.








































3 comments:

rskirk55 said...

Thank you. I have seen the lanterns in many Asian and Pan Asian countries and establishments and did not know what they symbolized or commemorated. Your pictures are beautiful, as well.
Making Perfect Sense

Anonymous said...

The photoes are well taken, nice shots, colourful and clear and a perfect scene for the Birthday of Buddha...
Keep it up on your photography technique...

lucky said...

I agree with you about these. Well someday Ill create a blog to compete you! lolz.