The End of Buddhist Lent Day
“Tak Bat Devo”
On Sunday 11 October 2020
Tak Bat Devo is a Buddhist festival that is celebrated annually in Central Thailand a day after Wan Ok Phansa, the 1ST day of the 11TH waning moon. This is the celebration in order of Lord Buddha’s return to Earth after delivering a semon to his dead mother in heaven.
The starting point of Tak Bat Thewo
In the seventh year after Lord Buddha’s intuition, he decided to give a sermon to his dead mother, Sirimahamaya, in Dusit heaven, so he stayed in the heaven for three months from Khao Phansa day to Ok Phansa day. On Ok Phansa day, the 15TH day of the 11TH waxing moon, Lord Buddha had come back to Earth and made the miracle that all realms (heaven, human, and hell) can see each other while he was going down. The next morning, most Buddhist peple made a big “Tak Bat” event as they had not seen Lord Buddha for almost three months. That event was originally called “Tak Bat Theworohana”, but as the time passed, it had derived to only “Tak Bat Thewo”. To memorize that event, people made it a festival till now.
- MAHACHAT CELEBRATION
On Saturday and Sunday 26-27 September 2020
Wat Saddhadhamma will celebrate the Mahachat Great Sermon. It depicts Buddha’s life in previous births before becoming the Buddha. There are many significances in life of the Buddha in previous life, but we will emphasis only Vessantara Jataka which is one of the most well-known and popular of the stories of the Buddha.
The legend of Vessantara is great story of a man who sacrifices his own possessions in becoming the Buddha. In the whole story, the legend of Vessantara is nothing else but devotion, salvation, and being faithful to his own will. He is the protagonist of a good man; who mostly fights within himself to be, or not to be, and overcomes the devils and later becoming the Buddha.
The objective of Mahachat Sermon is to encourage and cultivate us in the vision of life and how to become the Buddha.
26 September 2020 Sunday 27 September 2020
10.00-10.45 AM Ten Blessing 10.00-10.45 AM Thick Forest
11.00 AM Offering Meal to Monks 11.00 AM Offering Meal to Monks
01.00-01.45 PM Himalayan Forest 01.00-01.45 PM The Children
01.45-02.30 PM Donations 01.45-02.30 PM Maddi
02.30-03.15 PM Entrance into the forest 02.30-03.15 PM Indra’s words
03.15-04.00 PM Chuuchok 03.15-04.00 PM The Great King
04.00-04.45 PM Sprase Forest 04.00-04.45 PM The Six Royals
04.45-05.30 PM Return to the Kingdom
History & Culture
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The Thai Buddha Image
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