Vesakh Day 2013: Borobudur & Mendut

It was big day for all Buddhist people in Magelang and I feel great with all the vibes and mantras but it was also quite disappointing indeed. Borobudur and Mendut Temple as sacred place for Buddhist people were full with 10,000 people at least, adding more environmental and social problem indeed with all travelers which probably 80% were not Buddhist.  Lack of respect for any Buddhist to let them proceeding their religion practices, tons of trashes inside the temple, and ignorant and irresponsible photographers chasing any photos neglecting them own code by tramping over the altar and hitting prayers’ feet!! These all make me angry although I am not a Buddhist!!! It should be a peaceful day for everyone. If Borobudur is closed next year for Vesakh Day 2014, it would be great loss. But it would help people to learn how to respect and behave to other people.

Light attraction from Borobudur Temple before it starts heavy rain and many people refuge into tent to wait The Lantern Festival which is cancelled this year.

Thousand of Sedap Malam flowers for all Buddha prayers
Prayer Altar which located just next to Candi Mendut Temple. The main celebration of Vesakh Day actually was celebrated here with mass meditation. The peak of the celebration was at 11:24:39 a.m., when Buddhists worldwide meditated to commemorate the three holy events: Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death.
Candi Mendut on daylight
Even Hello Kitty wants to join the ceremony :)
Thousand of coloured baby chickens and munias were sold during the event. It is believed when you say a pray and release them, Buddha will fulfill your wish.
Not really sure what kind of Buddha but these statues just beautiful. These located to the temple next to Candi Mendut

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