Great Buddha at Todaiji temple cleaned

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plwk
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Great Buddha at Todaiji temple cleaned

Postby plwk » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:11 pm

The Great Buddha at Todaiji temple has been given a thorough clean ahead of the Bon festival in Nara, western Japan.
The soul of the Buddha had to be temporarily removed before the ritual could take place, as Verity Wilde explains.

More here :shrug:

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Re: Great Buddha at Todaiji temple cleaned

Postby muni » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:22 am

plwk wrote:The Great Buddha at Todaiji temple has been given a thorough clean ahead of the Bon festival in Nara, western Japan.
The soul of the Buddha had to be temporarily removed before the ritual could take place, as Verity Wilde explains.

More here :shrug:


Looks like a practice in respect for the sacred, the sacred beyond mundain approach. Not sure. :smile:
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