One common way of performing the abhiseka rite of bathing the Buddha image whilst singing the 'Bathing the Buddha Gatha'
(Video presents a common scene of bathing the Buddha during Vesak Day in Malaysia's Fo Guang Shan's East Zen Monastery (東禪寺 / dōng chán sì) and chant by the Fo Guang Monastic choir)
我今灌沐諸如來, 淨智莊嚴功德海, 五濁眾生離塵垢, 同證如來淨法身
wǒ jīn guan mù zhū rú lái, jìng zhì zhuāng yán gōng dé hǎi,
wǔ zhuó zhòng shēng lí chén gòu, tong zhèng rú lái jìng fǎ shēn
Now do I bathe the Tathagatas,
Adorned with Pure Wisdom, Oceanwide Storehouse of Merit and Virtue
May sentient beings of five turbidities steer off defilement
Together attaining the Tathagata's Pure Dharmakaya
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on Mon May 05, 2014 6:15 pm, edited 2 times in total.