Chinese Consul, Mr. Mao and Chinese in Kolkata celebrating the “Bathing Buddha” at Pei May Chinese School organised by the Buddha’s Light International Association, Kolkata Chapter.
Every Year on May 11th, Buddhist communities around the world cerebrate Buddha’s birthday by holding a Bathing Buddha Ceremony. Showering the Buddha with clean water symbolizes the purification of our own greed, anger, and ignorance that are often manifested through body, speech and mind. When our own mind is purified, we will inevitably influence the people and environment around us. Eventually, we will have a purified, peaceful world – the true meaning of the Bathing Buddha Ceremony.