Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Buddha's Birthday and Lantern Festival

 Jogyesa Temple is one of Korea's most famous Buddhist temples. On Buddha's Birthday, the Lotus Lantern Festival is held in June in the Jongno and Insa-dong areas.
There are 3 statues of Buddha, the main one in the centre, to the left is the Buddha of Paradise and to the right, the Buddha of Health.
 The paper lanterns are strung up over the temple area, the coloured ones are for the living.
Buddhists buy a lantern and a tag is added of their message to Buddha.

 The white lanterns are for the memory of the deceased.


  1. Wow, how amazing! Good timing being there for such an occasion.