Buddha's Birthday and the Fire
Buddha's Birthday was a beautiful event. The bouquets of flowers and fruit baskets around the temple areas were striking. The food was plentiful and delicious too. The weatherman said that it was going to rain all day. The day was a lovely sunny one.
After the event, people were still eating in the main house as part of the temple caught fire. Some damage occurred to the alter, several holy books were burned, and there was a great deal of smoke damage to the interior of the temple. The Amitibul statue is very damaged. However, Amitibul is credited with saving the other Buddhas from harm. Amitabul is associated with the element of fire.+
To see more photos of Buddha's Birthday and the other events of the day, visit the online photo album.
Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center, 19 Kinsey Road, New Hartford, CT 06057
Temple celebrates Buddha's birthday
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