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22/02/2019 - 15:39

Light offering ceremony in the Nguyên Tiêu night 

In the fanciful atmosphere of Huyền Không Sơn Thượng pagoda in Nguyên Tiêu night (Night of the First Full Moon), Buddhists and monks organized a light offering ceremony.

Nguyên Tiêu is considered the most sacred holiday in the early Lunar New Year, and is also called the "Floral Lantern Festival".

As usual, Buddhists and visitors go to the pagoda for sightseeing and light candles to pray for a year of peace in life. The meditation space in the spring weather brings the cozy and self-contained feeling for visitors coming there in the night of the First Full Moon of the Lunar New Year.

Let’s enjoy the fanciful atmosphere in the night of the First Full Moon of the Lunar New Year at Huyền Không Sơn Thượng pagoda.

Buddhists recite Buddha's name in the main hall lobby

Buddhists and visitors listen to monks reading the Triratna Sutra before entering the light offering ceremony

The candles are prepared for the light offering ceremony. More than 3,000 candles will be lit

Buddhists light candles throughout the pagoda

The lit candles bring a fanciful light to the night of the First Full Moon of the Lunar New Year

Candles are lit on the stairs…

 …, and on the wall of stones in the pagoda

 …, and on the wall of stones in the pagoda

A Buddhist family from Hanoi attends the light offering ceremony

The main hall space gets calm with the candlelight

The candlelight shimmers in the mountain and forest space of the meditation place

Going to Huyền Không Sơn Thượng pagoda in the night of Nguyên Tiêu, Buddhists and visitors are likely to get lost in the place of self-meditation and the feeling of peace for themselves

By Le Huy Hoang Hai

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