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Buddha Painting Show

08-16-2010 17:56 BJT

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"Buddha Show " is a main and important activity on Shoton Festival. In the dawn, a lot of Lama of Zhaihung Monastery spread out the giant "Thanka" of Buddha. When the "Thanka" is spread out, the sun would be blazing through the morning mist whether the weather is sunny or overcast, and shines at the gaint 'Thanka" of Buddha, which is called the combination of deities and mankind. Then thousands of followers hold their breath and feel the baptism of their hearts. Next, horns blare, all Lama read the scripture and pray, followers present Khada to the "Thanka", and touch the "Thanka" by forehead to show devotion. Then people come to Norbu Lingka, walk into own relatives' and friends' tents, and serve yak-butter tea and highland barley wine each other. People would sing and dance throughout the night. Shoton Festival is also called Buddha-Show Festival or Tibetan Opera Festival.

Buddha worship festival held in noted Tibetan monastery

As the first ray of sun glow touched Zhaibung Temple in Lhasa, thousands of local worshippers and tourists from afar on the road to the monastery viewed an imposing scene of praying to a Buddha portrait printed on a huge cloth piece.

The 20-meter long portrait of Buddha was gradually unfurled before viewers in a cloud of incense, a shower of camera flashes and exclamations of wonder.

Worshipers threw silk Kha-btags at the Buddha portrait and prayed for safety and happiness.

The ceremony, known as Zhanfo, which means Buddha worship, marks the start of Tibet's annual Shoton Festival.

The Shoton Festival, which is also called the Tibetan Opera Festival, is held annually from the end of the sixth month to the middle of the seventh month in Tibetan calendar. The word Shoton means yogurt banquet.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source:

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