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Religious Vesak 2555 BE 2012: Celebrations at Borobudur


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Religious Vesak 2555 BE 2012: Celebrations at Borobudur

Posted on 15 June 2012

On May 6th 2011, the colossal Borobudur Temple celebrated of Buddhism’s most momentous ritual ceremony: the Vesak Day.

The event is preceded by a ritual to obtain holy water from the pristine springs at Jumprit in the Temanggung district. The holy water will then be kept in the small Mendut Temple near Borobudur. The following day, the ritual ofigniting the Vesak torch, whose flames are taken from the natural eternal flames at Mrapen in the village of Grobogan, in the Purwodadi district, Central Java. 

Photo by Triesti Ayu Prabawati