October 13, 2011 during 1:00 pm
What is a Wat? And what is Kathina? These are dual terms that competence be unknown with some, generally Westerners. Wat is a tenure used mostly in a South East Asian segment for a Buddhist church or monastery. Buddhism heavily shabby a region, including a many kingdoms located in what is now Malaysia. Even today, there is a substantial commission of Buddhists and countless Buddhist wats in Malaysia. Some, like Penang’s Wat Chayamangkalaram – with a recumbent Buddha – are famous, while others, like Wat Bukit Perak in Kampung Gajah Puteh, Kedah, offer as village centres and places of rite for internal Buddhist communities.
Many Buddhist observations, celebrations and festivals are conducted during these wats. Out of these, a Kathina is deliberate one of a many important. Kathina is a rite where robes and other requisites are presented by lay devotees to monks. Kathina outlines a finish of a Vassa period, a 3 month stormy season, during that monks sojourn inside monasteries and church grounds. This year, Wat Bukit Perak will be holding a Kathina on Sunday, 30th Oct 2011 during a church drift in Kampung Gajah Puteh, Kedah.
There will be a elementary module on 29th Oct 2011, a eve of Kathina, with a enlightenment of a church and candle lighting around a pagoda during 7 pm, followed by chanting by a monks during 8 pm. On Sunday, a Kathina starts during 10:30 am with Puja use and a mystic charity of rice in donation bowls.
This is followed by a Sanghadana during 11:30 am, when a monks accept a offerings of donation and have lunch. Lunch for devotees will follow during 12:30 pm. The circumambulating of a pagoda with Kathina robes will start during 1:30pm and a rite will finish with a display of Kathina robes and chanting by devotees and monks.
Those who are meddlesome in attending are acquire to a Kathina. Any donations for Wat Bukit Perak’s Kathina are acquire as well. For some-more information, greatfully revisit a temple’s Facebook page