Saturday, February 21, 2015
Buddha Tooth RelicTemple on Chinese New Year Day
On the second day of Chinese New Year, after visiting my Mom, we went praying at the multi-tiered Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
The temple was packed with worshippers and tourists.
There were long queues for bathing the Buddha and blessings from the monks, so my husband had to go through 3 separate queues.
We were fortunate to meet Venerable Si Fazhao who gave new year blessings to my husband and the many believers. He gave out mandarin oranges and a charm to everyone he blessed
We then proceed to exchange S$10 for 100 ten-cent coins. We dropped them, one by one, in the bowls placed in front of 100 Buddha statues for blessing.