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Buddhists in Singapore and the world over celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha on Vesak Day, a time of joy, peace and reflection. 

The '3-step, 1-bow' ritual on Vesak Day involves devotees taking steps on both knees and then bowing at every third step. This actions is to purify all three karmas at one time (Body, Mind and Speech). At the end, 'blessed' water is sprayed onto the devotees.

One of the most popular rituals you will also notice on Vesak Day is that of 'bathing' the Buddha. Worshippers crowd around basins or pools decorated with garlands of flowers and dominated by a small central elevated statue of the child Siddhartha. Ladlefuls of water are scooped from the basin and poured over the statue, in remembrance of the legend that the infant prince was showered with the waters of nine dragons soon after he was born.
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Ken Chuang2 mons ago
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Ken Chuang2 mons ago
@Carolyn Kerluke , Buddhism originated in ancient India (present-day Nepal) and it's popular in China. The water splashing, I understand marks the end of the 3 step 1 bow ritual.
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Ken Chuang2 mons ago
@Erick RubioCx , I took this 360 video from an "outsider" look at Vesak day. It's a great idea to do more background research and present in a more informed perspective.
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Ken Chuang2 mons ago
@Loma Borer , thanks for your reply.
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Carolyn Kerluke2 mons ago
Buddhism originated in China and why water splashing, I don't understand. Is this a way of praying for blessing?
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Erick RubioCx2 mons ago
Really interesting religious ritual. Wanna see more shares about the introduction of it
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Loma Borer2 mons ago
Many people, I also want to be sprinkled with holy water. I hope the bodhisattva will bless me.
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Ken Chuang2 mons ago
@Born Original , its should be sprinkling holy water just after the participant's 3 step 1 bow activity.
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Born Original2 mons ago
Why is the monk spreading rice? The ritual seems different than Chinese
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